Constellation Mining Company 1lb Bag Gold Paydirt Review (

Well seems like forever since I managed to dig into any of my stockpiled Pay Dirt. So managed to get two bags panned out and this is the 1st of the two reviews for today.

The Review:

First, let me say this seller also sells on Amazon and eBay (Elkie13) as well. I also noticed on Ebay they had another seller selling the exact same paydirt but under a different user name. After contacting the owner of Constellation Mining Company I was told it is just some schmoe who bought up a lot of their paydirt and is reselling it. Since the reseller might have opened the bags please be wary when buying the Constellation pay dirt. Now onto the Pay Dirt itself! This stuff is full of small flaky shale which makes panning a real chore. Since the shale is flat it tends to dig into the riffles of a pan and prevent just rolling out like normal rocks. Also, the gold was all flat flakes so that combined with the flakes of shale made it hard to make the gold always sink to the bottom. So pan this stuff carefully and with care so as not to lose any gold.

I will say one thing everyone should do is visit the Constellation Mining Company website just to read the blog.’s  1lb bag ended with a score of 8.9 out of 10. It was a fun small cheap bag of paydirt with a decent ROI.

Item Purchased: 1lb Bag
Total Cost: $17.00
Gold Per Gram: $40.56 per gram
Total Gold Recovered: 0.23 grams
Gold Value: $9.33
Return on Investment: 54.88%

***My review formulas change so older reviews may not match with newer reviews. Some older reviews have been modified to fit in with new formulas.***

Constellation Mining Company 1lb Bag Gold Paydirt Review

ROI (Recovery Of Investment) - 5.5
Fun Factor (How Fun was Paydirt?) - 10
Description (Vague or Detailed?) - 10
Paydirt Quantity & Packaging - 9
Customer Service & Shipping - 10


Out Of 10

Constellation Mining Company Pay Dirt

Elkie13’s Nicely Packaged Pay Dirt

Over 1lb as Advertised
Over 1lb as Advertised
Final Gold Weight
Final Gold Weight
Next To The Dime
Next To The Dime

***Disclaimer*** 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.


  1. I just made that mistake not realizing it wasn’t an actual Constellation Miner. I had so much shale in this bag it was ridiculous. I mean I have a huge pile of shale just sitting on plate. I think the guy searches the bag honestly in my own opinion. I only yielded 0.16g which made the ROI roughly 34%. I didn’t expect a lot but I did expect more than that you know. From now I will buy directly from their site which is what I just did. I want to see the difference from buying direct vs. buying from a second hand. I bet anything that seller searches those bags.

    • The Constellation Mining Company paydirt tends to have a lot of shale in it. Which makes it a pain in the rear paydirt. Also most ebay sellers selling this paydirt are simply charging more and ordering it off amazon. Last time I looked they had over a dozen sellers reselling this paydirt on ebay.

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