Gold Claw, a Simple Complete System for Anyone to Get Gold, Launches Indiegogo Campaign

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Kickstarter-funded Gold Claw replaces traditional gold-panning with “Shake and Tilt” technology.

Gold Claw pan

The Gold Claw is more than just an improvement, it's a paradigm shift. With this new design, a newbie can literally outpan a pro.

Gold Claw, a professional gold pan that is the fastest and easiest way for anyone to pan for gold, announced today plans to launch a fundraising campaign through crowdfunding website Indiegogo, following a successful Kickstarter fundraising venture.

The newest and most innovative way to pan for gold, Gold Claw invites users to:

  • Pan like a professional with no prior experience or training required
  • Experience simple and fun gold panning—just “Shake and Tilt”
  • Create lifetime memories with family and friends
  • Enjoy an extremely durable and long-lasting product
  • Pan many times faster and yield more gold than traditional methods

An activity that peaks everyone's interest but known to be tedious and time-consuming, panning for gold the traditional way requires years of training and practice to yield even the slightest of results. This is due to ineffective technology that, if not utilized properly, could let the miniscule flakes of gold slip away. Gold Claw has taken this antiquated method’s basic properties and repurposed them to create a fun and easy way to prospect for gold. In fact, the Gold Claw pan is so easy to use, founder Klint Washburn claims that even a child can out pan a traditional pro their first time learning the tool.

The Gold Claw is great for professionals and those who struggle with traditional gold panning equipment, but the simplicity and ease of use really opens the door for anyone who has ever wanted to experience the magic of finding their own gold. Family and friends can get outdoors and create memories to last a lifetime — all without needing prior experience. Gold Claw even includes everything necessary to set out on gold-finding adventures.

“I have spent a lot of time studying the physical and chemical properties of gold,” said Washburn. “I found that dynamics at and below the surface push gold up and carry gold out of the pan. Using this knowledge, I created a new design for a gold pan that is much more effective.”

Washburn’s idea was to take the gold-catching ridges found at the bottom of a traditional gold pan and move them to the surface. When liquefaction, or the separation of materials into layers according to weight, takes place, the ridges are in an ideal position to capture gold as the lighter layers of soil flow out of the pan.

With Gold Claw, it takes under 30 seconds to pan gold. Pan after pan, gold adds up faster than any other system on the market, and it’s always fun to bring home more gold.

Gold Claw is the product of many iterations of prototypes. Washburn, a professional in engineering design, constructed the Gold Claw and sent the blueprint to 3D printing company Whiteclouds to model for testing his product. Washburn went through many iterations to perfect the design utilizing Tritan copolyester as the base material with it’s reputation of indestructibility in the outdoor industry.

In September 2016, Washburn began a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his project. Washburn was able to meet his goal of $20,000 in just 35 days of campaigning. Propelled by the success of that campaign, Washburn is now attempting to reach a new funding audience at Indiegogo.

“The Gold Claw is more than just an improvement, it’s a paradigm shift,” Washburn said. “With this new design, a newbie can literally outpan a pro!”

To learn more about Gold Claw and the Indiegogo campaign, visit

About Gold Claw
Gold Claw offers the newest development in professional gold-panning tools designed for all to make gold prospecting simple, fast and fun.

Gold Claw is passionate about replacing burden and time consuming products with innovative, easy to use, and dependable ones. Gold Claw inspires, informs, and equips people with simple teachable tools for self-discovery, fulfillment, and greater success.

Born out of a lifelong fascination of creation, Gold Claw founder Klint Washburn used the knowledge obtained from his inventive years growing up, his time spent with his father, a gold exploration geologist, and his experience as an engineer to develop an innovative technology that had remained largely unchanged for centuries. With Gold Claw anyone can get gold.

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