Ok so it's been almost a month since my last review, ugh! Had rain and then family (in-laws) came to visit for 2 weeks, then we all cam down with a nasty stomach bug so June was a bust. The worst thing about it is I have about 50lbs of various pay dirt sitting in a pile waiting for me to review and just didn't have the time. This one from Dirt Hogg was the one I had been itching to open so today popped it open……….
This pay dirt is very chunky (5lb bag) with tons of rocks and oh so much black sand. It was one of those bags of paydirt you both love and hate. My 1st scoop of the larger material netted me 2 nice pickers (.73 grams and .22 grams) and man was I happy to see those huge pickers. Then it all came crashing down as next 2 scoops had nothing, then the joy as I got a (.63 picker), then nothing, lol. All told I got about 4 nice pickers with the 3 largest being (.86, .73 & .63 grams).Now onto the fine stuff, and man was it a challenge. As soon as I put the 1st scoop of the fine stuff in my pan I realized how heavy it felt and was it heavy. The fine stuff is almost all black sand, with very little blondes in it, so its a hum dinger to pan. Took me about 2 hours just to pan it all one time so this review is based solely on 2 passes and I know I missed a little bit of the floaters and flour gold. So while the review is great keep in mind once I build my miller table the ROI will probably go over 70%.
Also want to mention how great the customer service is over at Dirt Hogg. The package got held up in customs for seemed like forever, so shot DH an email and they responded right away. They even sent me follow up emails when they heard or didn't hear from customs. So thanks Dirt Hogg for watching out for your customers!
DirtHogg ended with a great final score of 8.6 out of 10. The score probably would have been a little lower because the description on the website is pretty lacking, however i did bump it up some because the CS answered all my questions so fast.
Item Purchased: 5lb Bag (Pay Streak Claim)
Total Cost: $270.00
Gold Per Gram: $40.29 per gram
Total Gold Recovered: 4.64 grams
Gold Value: $186.95
Return on Investment: 69.243%
Actual Return on Investment: 56.78%
This review is my opinion and my results may vary from your results. My bag may have been a bad batch or a great batch, remember no two bags of paydirt are ever the same. So please use common sense when buying paydirt from any seller. Oh and good luck and happy panning!