I'll add a couple of things about pans and panning. New pans suck. Too slick for me. I use fine sandpaper to take that shine off and give it a bit of a grip. Pans get better with time and will also tend to get polished so don't be afraid of roughing it up often. It also might take many different pans to find your favorites. Kinda like everyone has their own taste for hot suace, try them all. Also keep rubbing alcohol handy to clean my pans.When it comes to getting fine gold to seperate from black sand it's almost mandatory to classify, classify and then classify again, smaller mesh each time.