Mikes Gold Paydirt 1/2lb Bag Gold Paydirt Review (MikesGoldPaydirt.com)

I managed to get in another review before the end of the month, so hopefully next month will be just as productive. I still have a stockpile of equipment I need to review as well, I just need the weather to co-operate. I have a few new pans I want to review as well as a Desert Fox that was donated to me. I also have a few DIY equipment projects I want to work on, I just need it to stay above 50° so can do my reviews outside.

In other news here on GoldPaydirtReviews.com I have decided that I am probably going to take a long break from reviewing eBay sellers. While updating the site to the new review system I noticed a lot of the eBay sellers I reviewed are no longer selling. So for the time being I think I may stick to online sellers who have a website, and they have a lot I have yet to review. Once I get all them done I will move onto eBay again. Ebay sellers just close to frequently to really make it worth reviewing.

Well on to the review and remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE so as to not miss any of my reviews.

The Review:

WARNING, wow never thought a review would come with a warning but this one does. I have gotten numerous complaints from this seller over the  last month complaining about zero communication or replies to numerous emails. As well as non shipments of paydirt and lots of charge backs and paypal disputes. I emailed the seller three times and got no response to any of my emails. So I HIGHLY urge anyone considering purchasing paydirt from MikesGoldPaydirt email him first and make sure you get a response, then I would still be careful before sending him money.

I ordered 2 bags of this paydirt and had planned on doing two reviews on it. However since this seller seems to be away and not shipping, I have decided to combine both reviews together. So I will average out the ROIs and other criteria for the 1-10 scale review but I will list below how much gold I found from each bag, plus the corresponding reviews.

Now onto the paydirt itself………

Again as it seems to be my recent trend, this stuff is super dirty. In fact this stuff might be the dirtiest I have had since the GoldHog Raw Paydirt. It really clouds up water fast so I highly suggest you use a pour off pan. (Pour off pan video HERE) So it really takes a long time to rinse the paydirt enough to see it clear enough to pan.

As can be seen in the video, these bags were very different from each other. Even the amount of paydirt in each classification was slightly different. The gold recovered was very different, with one bag giving almost no gold other then a 0.15 picker and the other bag giving lots and lots of flakes in the under 10 range.

This paydirt had almost no black sands in it so it was fairly easy to pan other then how dirty it was. Also most of the gold found was in the over 20 mesh so again easy panning. Overall it was a small fun bag of paydirt to pan, and the ROI was good enough that I would definitely have come back for more if the seller gets his act together.

MikesGoldPaydirt 1/2lb bags  ended with a score of 6.2 out of 10. The paydirt wasn’t as bad as the score implies. In fact it would have been higher except for the fact the seller seems to no longer be shipping paydirt or answering emails. I gave him a “0” for customer service and shipping since he is currently not shipping or returning emails, and has removed all contact info from his site. So until Mike from MikesGoldPaydirt.com starts shipping again I would avoid this seller.

Item Purchased: MikesGoldPaydirt.com (1/2lb Bag)
Total Cost: $12.95 ($3.80 Shipping) $16.75 Total
Gold Per Gram: $38.99 per gram
Total Gold Recovered: 0.232 grams (bag 1) & 0.295 (bag 2) 0.264 Average
Gold Value: $9.05 (bag 1) & $11.50 (bag 2) $10.28 Average
Return on Investment: 54.03% (bag 1) & 68.68% (bag 2) 61.36% Average
Actual Return on Investment: 44.30% (bag 1) & 56.30% (bag 2) 50.30% Average

***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.***

Mikes Gold Paydirt 1/2lb Bag

ROI (Recovery Of Investment) - 6.1
Fun Factor (How Fun was Paydirt?) - 8
Description (Vague or Detailed?) - 8
Paydirt Quantity & Packaging - 9
Customer Service & Shipping - 0


Out of 10

MikesGoldPaydirt 1/2 lb bag
The Gold Weigh In (bag 1)
The Gold Weigh In (bag 2)
The Dime Pic (bag 1)


The Dime Pic (bag 2)


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 was very fortunate to get all my money back from my Credit Card Company, however a long-winded and detailed report was required, generated, recorded and reviewed by my CC Company before a full refund was granted.
    It is clear, Mr. Miner Mike has suffered a catastrophic mental collapse and perhaps feels accepting payments for orders and not shipping is much more profitable than actually fulfilling his obligations as a reputable and reliable online merchant.
    Well over a month has come and gone with nary a grain of dirt gracing my postal box from Mr. Miner Mike…even though he has called my house and left a message, but still refuses to answer my emails UNLESS I “inquire” via email to the only Amazon seller of his product.
    (Is Pat actually Mike?)
    I would have been quite ecstatic and pleased with the results that Dylan got from his Miner Mike Pay dirt…however, it must first be shipped to me before I can even begin the journey.
    I must veraciously concur with Dylan on the acquisition of anything from Mr. Miner Mike…

  2. I, too, ordered paydirt – 12/11/16 to be exact – no delivery – someone who works with him did respond to my email and said he had 2 family emergencies – he promised a refund within 24-48 hours……that was on 1/11/17 – unfortunately I am still waiting for the funds. He has now removed all contact info from his web site – very unfortunate! Keep up the good work, I enjoy your website……..Jan

    • I am sorry to hear you never received your paydirt. Hopefully you get your refund soon, or you file a dispute. Good Luck

  3. Breaking News Flash!
    Dateline : February, 6th 2017 3:47 PM

    A 5LB bag of pay-dirt arrived in my mailbox today (unfortunately, a month late and 5 LBS shy of the original order of a “2 FOR 1” Holiday special)

    However..it did finally arrive, and it did contain EXACTLY one gram of gold, and .25 grams of very pretty silver.

    I have been informed that Miner Mike did suffer a double family loss during the holidays. for that I, and I’m sure everyone else, wishes him the best.

    But it does raise the oddity of why his webpage was updated so quickly after the new year and that all contact information has been deleted.

    I also have to admit that I did “press” his Amazon seller through kind, but firmly worded emails to get Mike to respond at all. Perhaps that is what it may take to get his attention.

    I cannot complain as I was refunded the full amount of $69.95 and did finally receive my dirt…but it was truly a hassle that I do not wish to repeat or imagine anyone else would either.


    • Well Sammy, glad to hear you got not only your money but some paydirt. Sadly though as you said it was late and nto what you ordered. Not to mention the HUGE ordeal you and many others had to go through recently with Miner Mike.

      Even though Miner Mike may have had some personal issues. He did have time to update his website, remove all the comments, remove paypal as a payment source. He also removed all the comments on facebook and did some other changes. He could have taken 5 minutes to put his website on hold and say no payments would be processed till a later date. Hopefully one day he gets it all straitened out, until then I am still going to avoid him.

  4. Inbuilt a good relationship with Mike prior to the Christmas season. My fiance ordered 200$ worth of dirt with a promise it would ship immediately it took almost a week for it to ship and this was with numerous contacts and pressure Mike had some family things going on but he did ship our purchase and it arrived before Christmas. I have since started using Lynch Mining as my go to paydirt supplier they never disappoint.

    • I do feel bad if Mike did have personal problems, however it doesn’t excuse how poorly he handled it. If you can update your website to sell paydirt you should be able to ship it out. Or he could have easily shut down his website.

      As to LynchMining.com they are definitely one of my favorites.

  5. Id like to say ive purchased from alot of sellers and this is the guy i go back to every time. they have been goidnto me with great gold for the value in comparison.

    • I was very happy with the gold recovered and “UP” until Christmas when Mike stopped shipping he nothing but good reviews. Sadly things have changed drastically! Hopefully he goes back to being a good seller.

  6. Hay doc. I need the contest Web sight so I can get in on the give a ways, ALSO I need the Prospector radio station please.

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