This is a world class prospecting tool about twice as strong as any other magnet of its size. Use this powerful tool to remove unwanted magnetic black sand from your pan or concentrates. Picks up black sand out of your pan or sluice and then drops it off cleanly when you press the top hat button. Made in the USA!
TIP for using a plunger black sand magnet while panning: Even though gold is not magnetic, tiny particles of gold may get trapped within the magnetic sands. When using your magnet while panning, do not push it to the bottom of the pan. Holding it just below the pan's water level, then push the plunger down to engage the magnet and slowly run it just above the material in your pan. Once you have made a pass through the concentrates, shake the magnet very, very gently while still under water. This will release any tiny gold that might be trapped in the magnetics.