Prospecting Equipment Sales
by Richard B.
(L.A. California USA)
My bags are full and I still need a few things. Some of the things I don't have and will need... is there an equipment store or somewhere I can get some prospecting equipment, ie. dredge, pans, or anything else I might need? I will spend the first month about 20 minutes north of Otavalo and I am sure anything I need will be in Quito, but can you give me an address? Thanks in advance.
Stan's response: Unfortunately, there are no prospecting equipment stores in Ecuador. There are plenty of camping equipment stores, but they don't sell pans or dredges. All local, Ecuadorian prospectors use the large, round, wooden batea for panning. You'll have to bring whatever you want to use in the field for prospecting.