The Review of Prospector Matt 1lb Alaskan Paydirt:
Today is my last day trying out the paydirt from Prospector Matt and I did it with his Alaskan paydirt. This by the way is something he no longer carries due to what Matt says was inconsistency problems with the paydirt. I still had it though, and still paid for it, so might as well review it.
Like all of Prospector Matt paydirt this one came with the typical treasures in the over 10 classification. I found another silver bar, only one this time unlike the previous two bags where I found two in each. Their was again several foreign coins, with this bag being a mix of antiques and newer ones. I didn’t find any gold in the +10 so like the Virginia bag all the larger material was just treasure trinkets.
When I got down to the -10 material I did start finding gold, but very little of it. I did find one small flake in the -10/20 and the rest being found in lower classifications. That one little flake made up a lot of the weight for gold I did find, so I am glad I did find it. Once I got down to the -30 I did find a little black sands with some fine gold but just not enough.
Overall I have concluded that Prospector Matt paydirt is very weird mix of treasures for kids, but then super fine gold in the -30 classification, some of which is -100 making it too hard for kids. So a seasoned panner will be disappointed in all the material over 30 and the only saving grace is just a challenge of recovering the very little super fine material for practice. While kids will love the +10 treasures, they will probably be unable to actually pan out much of the gold.
I will say the one saving grace for Prospector Matt is his unbelievable customer service. Not enough can be said for sellers going out of their way to spend the time talking to their customers.
Also Prospector Matt does have a ton of discounts, sales and promotions always going on from buy 2 get 1 free to discounts. So taking advantage of these discounts and lower prices may make these bags a better deal.
Prospector Matt 1lb Virginia Paydirt bag ended with a score of 6.6 out of 10. While this score may seem low compared to some reviews I have done, I am not complaining, it was a huge improvement over my previous review. Plus for a $15 bag of paydirt it was a lot of fun.
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Item Purchased: Prospector Matt 1lb Oregon Paydirt
Total Cost: $14.99 ($0.00 Shipping) $14.99 Total
Gold Per Gram: $41.80 per gram
Total Gold Recovered: 0.027 grams
Gold Value: $1.13
Silver Value: $0.55
Return on Investment: 11.21%
Actual Return on Investment: 9.19%
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!