I like the pan. It is sturdy and the riffles are deep and well defined. The pan was very hydrophobic when it came. I tried soap and sand and still water strongly clumped with sand. I eventually tried some acetone and that improved it. I really like the pan though. It says for kids but the small size makes it easy to pack.
I owned the Minelab Pro-Gold 14" gold pan for years before deciding to get this one that can fit into my backpack easier. It was a great purchase, pan works really well and is very sturdy and well made, like everything from Minelab.