There are numerous publications about how to pan out there so I never bothered to produce a specific work about panning. However, there has been a lot of requests for a manual about how to pan and related topics. Gold panning is a cheap recreation with a lot of health benefits. This title looks at understanding how a pan works rather than just what to do. It looks at different types of pans, how to pan, other useful tools, how to prospect, useful tips, other uses for pans other than basic panning, exotic pans, how to find out about places to go and a few safety tips. For people who want to work with cradles, sluices and so forth, you must be able to pan because that is the final process!