"Went to Briceburg in Mariposa County, California, the very most south end of the Melones Fault (motherlode). Took my Turbopan and tested the beaches for gold. The very first pan got me 5 small flakes, and a lot more fines."
"Just to let you know I love this Turbopan! It's a great pan for beginners and pros alike. It's a fast pan that gets all the gold ... and its fun to use."
Fred Miroslav Radonic
"There is a little creek flowing down the hill and I've seen a guy who was panning for gold there. I used my gold sucker to remove enough sand from beneath a boulder and got the Turbopan filled up."
"Applying the method seen on YouTube and this website for using the pan for maximum of 1.5 minutes I got nice bunch of small garnets on the bottom of the pan! What an amazing tool! The speed of recovery is unbeatable even for a non-professional gold prospector like myself! Thank you very much!"
"G'day Turbopan users. Here is a nice bit of colour I found on the weekend using the marvelous Turbopan."
"Hi Kim. I have not used the pan much but it has performed as stated and seemed good to use. The instructions were very good and there are no problems with it. It is better than any pan I have used before."
Phil & Leonie
"Turbopan is an amazing tool! It performed even better than expected! Thank you so much! It was as easy as it looked on your movies in YouTube and also showed in your instructions supplied with the pan."
"It is time-saver and easy to use for beginners and professionals. I attach a picture of a friend of mine happily using my Turbopan during our last trip to the Cascade Mountains nearby."
Kim Hillier talks to Matt about his Turbopan
Has it performed as stated and expected?
Was it difficult to learn how to use? Were the instructions clear enough?
"Not Difficult at all. Detailed instructions and pamphlet were very helpful."
How does it compare with the pan you used before?
"I like the fact that you can swirl it and break up clay etc, it suits the motion that I prefer and I also like the fact I know the heavier stuff is sinking to the bottom."
Did you find any gold with it or other precious minerals or stones?
"Yes, once I found the right sort of dirt I always found a few specks. Please find attached two photos I found of some of my first finds – taken on a phone, so not ideal, however will endeavour to get some better ones."
"The photos include – my first bit of gold I found that was a reasonable size – and also there is a photo of when I had a particularly good spot and knew I was doing the panning right."
"Kim... I just have to tell you again... I love the Turbopan !!! Its the easiest I have ever used to move the gold where I want to see it. The gentleman that won the pan didn't know what to make of it at first until I talked with him about it. Hopefully he shares his first use with me via email. I will forward it on to you. Happy Hunting!