That's right my knees hurt and I didn't get gold.
For me, this was the worst day of my life. I was standing in murky water and my toes were about to freeze. And still, I didn't get any gold not even a tiny pinch of dust.
I used the panning technique and I found it less efficient than the other techniques.
You needed at least 3 peeple to operate one. At least two men shoveled dirt, rocks, and gravel into the top of the Long Tom. The third member in the crew threw out the bigger rocks as the material moved along the box. Twice daily, the gold and sand caught on the riffles would be removed and panned.
The next mining technique that miners used was the Long Tom.
The last kind of mining was Hydralic Mining. Only large companies were able to afford it. It gave you the most gold but at the same time destroyed the enviorment.