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us-karuk (Ebay Seller) (Vancouver 2lb Bag)

Well after a slight delay this months video is up on YouTube. Took me a while to get it up and to find time to pan any gold due to recent storms in Indiana. Had a couple trees fall in our yard so chainsawing, splitting and burning piles and piles of wood took precedence. That is all done now so now I can spend more time focusing on this blog and panning some gold. So expect reviews every month on the 1st and occasionally something thrown in on the 15th as well.

Also I have been making several changes to my blog over last 2 months. So expect different layouts and formats over the next few weeks as I finish the final edits and tune ups. Also make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel (HERE) I have a review coming next 1st that I have been dying to do since I started this blog. This is some pay dirt you will definitely want to watch being reviewed.

Now on to………

The Review of us-karuk 2lb Paydirt:

Today’s review is for a 2lb bag of pay dirt from us-karuk and ebay seller with a 100% positive feedback score. He tends to sell more stuff then Pay Dirt but still 100% positive is impressive. The pay dirt was pretty easy pay dirt and would be great for beginners or novice panners. The price was great and for such a small price the ROI was astonishing. Usually higher ROIs go with the more you spend, but a 72.61% return on $16 is unbelievable. In fact I actually got more gold then I paid for the “Pay Dirt” which was only $10.50. You just can’t beat that, all I paid for was the shipping and I will take that any day. The package was shipping in a small priority mail box and was well packaged and by time stamp shipped the day after order.

US-Karuk ended with an amazing score of 8.3 out of 10. This is definitely a seller I will rebuy from in the future. I will have to try out one of his larger bags. Also he runs tons of auctions so you can always save a few bucks by just following his auctions and trying to bid on some pay dirt instead of buying it now. His real downfall here is cheap bags and ZERO description, he essentially says has gold but not even the differences in the varying priced paydirts.
***This score has been modified since its original publication to fit in with my new formula***

Item Purchased: 2lb Vancouver Pay Dirt
Total Cost: $16.10 ($5.60 Shipping)
Gold Per Gram: $38.97 per gram (At time of Purchase)
Total Gold Recovered: 0.30 grams
Gold Value: $11.69
Return On Investment: 72.61%

us-karuk (Ebay Seller) (Vancouver 2lb Bag)

ROI (Recovery Of Investment) - 7.3
Fun Factor (How Fun was Paydirt?) - 10
Description (Vague or Detailed?) - 6
Paydirt Quantity & Packaging - 8
Customer Service & Shipping - 10


Out Of 10

The Gold Weigh In
The Gold Weigh In
The Dime Pic
The Dime Pic


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. Oh and good luck and happy panning!


  1. I’ve found that US-Karat’s pay dirt is consistently rich in both gold and minerals…this is post obtaining well over 1,000 lbs of panning pay dirt over a 3 month span that entailed 12 pay dirt vendors…there were only 5 that were actually productive and the pay loads were consistent…especially in regards to raw (unsearched) potential pay loads…there were several vendors pay loads that were consistently comprised of “Home Depot” sand.

    • A lot of ebay sellers are bad sellers, its one of the reasons I try not to invest too much money in unknown ebayers. Us-Karuk is not like other sellers. I loved his paydirt, and he has great customer service, as i still email him occasionally about his paydirt.

  2. I have been satisfied with multiple orders. I even got one named after me as redfox33. Its 30 lbs and has same amount though out orders. Our GPAA club will be using this in our gold shows to let kids pan for free. Its easier and always gives them a thrill. I don’t trust many ebay sellers but yes us-Karuk is easy and good.

    • Hey John
      That is awesome they named one after you, makes it easier to find the bag you want that way, lol. I agree on the eBay sellers, they have very very few honest and good seller. US-Karuk is a really good one, and those are hard to find on eBay.

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