After campaign ends, visit our store at www.goldclaw.com
We want to really make this an easy decision. If we fund, each backer selecting a pan in any way will receive pay dirt with typically 5 to 10 flakes of real gold in it. Click for more.
- With pay dirt you can immediately try your new Gold Claw pan right out of the box!
- There is nothing like GOLD! Practicing on anything else is not the same.
- Practice pay dirt can be used over and over to refine your skills.
If you are new to Kickstarter, this what you do:
- Watch the video at the top to learn about the Gold Claw pan
- Read the story to understand the project
- Select a pledge on the right side to back our project :)
- As our stretch goal is hit everyone will get pay dirt to practice on
- Share with everyone to help us fund - thank you!
- Once funded we will ship your selections
We are launching our new Gold Claw gold pan, We have discounted pledge offers on the far right where you can sign up for your own Gold Claw Pan. If you're new to gold panning be sure to get an offer with a starter kit. Thank you for your support!
Traditional Old Style Gold Pan Results:
- Typical beginner panning time is 20 min to an hour, or give up
- Experience is needed to prevent mistakes that loose gold
- Only experts can really be successful
Our New Gold Claw Pan Results:
- Typical beginner panning time is 20 to 60 sec
- The technology built into the pan prevents mistakes and catches the gold for you
- The world of GOLD is for the first time open to anyone to seriously catch gold or have an memorable adventure with family and friends
We make catching gold easy and fast. The thrill of catching even one flake is magic, it creates an indescribable feeling. This new technology allows anyone to catch gold!
See this 7 year old catch gold in under 30 seconds - it's his 1st time panning
Using a traditional pan is hard. It takes experience to master and is slow and painful. This pain drove me to invent the Gold Claw pan.
With the Gold Claw pan you can get out of the house! Go to nature, spice up that typical camp out or hike with a gold adventure that will produce lifetime memories.
Gold panning has been around for over a millennia, dating back beyond the ancient Egyptians. In all that time not much has changed. The old style of panning requires a lot of technique, tons of training, and is difficult to learn. Unless you are an expert it is very easy to have the gold in the pan and lose it without even knowing it was there!
There are features that keep the gold in the pan, in an old style pan these features are inside the pan deep under the material. It takes years of experience to keep the gold at the bottom of the pan to prevent it from being washed out.
The Solution - Meet the Gold Claw:
The Gold Claw pan has improved features engineered into the outer edge of the pan. This ensures every particle interacts with and is caught by these gold grabbing features. All you do is shake the material in a thin layer out of the pan until all that remains is gold. My 7 year old first time panning neighbor can out pan a pro, so can you. Go get some gold!
When designing machines I immersed myself in the physical and chemical properties of gold. I found that dynamics at and below the surface push gold up and carry gold out of the pan. I learned how to eliminate all the gotchas in a machine. One day it hit me, I could also eliminate them in a gold pan. This lead to the creation of the Gold Claw, a quick and easy way to pan for gold.
Easy to Use:
The Gold Claw is so easy to use, watch the 7 year old's sister get to the gold in 20 seconds her first time panning.
With the Gold Claw, you can now easily pan for gold with all of your friends and family regardless of their age or experience.
From the young child to the experienced prospector, this gold pan brings the world of gold to everyone. Even this 4 year old successfully panned gold her first time!
It's light weight and easy to carry.
You can take it with you any where.
How it Works:
To pan you first shake the material to create liquefaction, in this state the material begins to form layers by weight, the lighter sands work their way up and the gold flakes work their way down.
With the Gold Claw pan everything happens safely under water to eliminate gold floating away and high tech ridges are at the surface of the pan to capture the gold as you shake out the sand slowly layer by layer.
Design and Development:
I honestly thought that as mature as the gold pan is that all good inventions for gold pans had been thought of. It turns out through modern technology we found more major breakthroughs.
In the past panning for gold was more technique than science.
Now with Gold Claw, panning is more science than technique.
We went through exhaustive experimentation and prototyping. Read the press release by our partner whiteclouds: https://3dprint.com/148494/gold-claw-whiteclouds-design/
Through material science we were able to use the physics behind panning to create a solution that captures the gold within it's high tech ridges without the hours and years of technique required in the past.
The Gold Claw tooling is designed, and on schedule to begin producing by the end of this campaign so we can immediately start shipping your pans.
The pans will be made of Tritan, a material known for being indestructible in the outdoor market.
The Transparent Gold Pan - My Personal Favorite:
I love the Green pan, it looks so good in the river and on video, you can easily see the gold. One day someone exclaimed, "I want a see thru pan to see what is going on inside!" So I made one. I have to admit, I have fallen in love with it. You can easily see the gold, you can see what your black sands are doing inside. You can see through to the river. Its cool.
I highly recommend the green pan but if some of you want to have a transparent Gold Claw pan, just specify transparent in our survey after the campaign is over when you finalize your order.
Gold Claw Accessory Kit:
Your success is very important to us, we know that many of you will be panning gold for the first time ever. To help ensure your success we have provided an accessory kit to use with your Gold Claw pan.
These are important items that make the first time experience a good one. In your kit you will find the following:
Vial - A place to save your GOLD!
Snuffer - An ingenious but simple way to get the gold from the pan to the vial.
Magnifier - Of course you need to be able to admire the gold in the pan or in the vial.
Scoop - This will make getting pay dirt from the stream into your Gold Claw pan much easier.
Join us, help us create memorable adventures for all. Our goal at Gold Claw is for anyone to be able to experience the joy of catching Gold and enter this amazing world.
We need your help to get the Gold Claw pan launched and out to everyone. We cannot do this without you. We thank you for your help and interest in the magic world of Gold.
Please share with others to help get the word out.
Enjoy your Gold Claw pan!
Made in the USA:
We are proud that we have chosen to produce the Gold Claw in the USA. From start to finish the Gold Claw is American made.
Risks and challenges
The risks on this project are low: it's all about the tooling. We are making an injection mold, mold-making is a mature technology and we have decades of injection molding experience.
We are scheduled to have the tooling machined early in September. There is generally two weeks of fine tuning followed by a week of pilot run, thus we could start shipping in October. Sometimes to produce a quality part the fine tuning may risk taking longer than two weeks. We will keep everyone informed as we move through the process.
With your help, we believe that we can get the Gold Claw pan out to everyone and help everyone enjoy the magic world of gold.
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