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Desert Fox Gold Spiral Wheel with Variable Speed Control

Desert Fox Gold Spiral Wheel with Variable Speed Control

Regular price $1,252.90 AUD
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Unleash Effortless Gold Recovery:

Experience the power of the Desert Fox Automatic Gold Panning Machine and recover gold like never before. Effortlessly recover 50 times more gold with its innovative features and design.

Portable and Lightweight:

Designed for convenience, this compact and lightweight spiral wheel is perfect for easy transportation. Take it wherever your gold prospecting adventures lead you.

Optimal Results at Your Fingertips:

Take control of your gold recovery with adjustable water flow and speed control. Capture even the tiniest gold particles from any material with ease. No more tedious manual panning!

Maximize Efficiency with Innovative Design:

The Desert Fox's seven separate spirals work in harmony to maximize gold capture. Its innovative spiral design ensures maximum efficiency, resulting in exceptional gold recovery.

Simple Setup, Perfect for All:

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, the Desert Fox is easy to set up and operate. Its user-friendly features make it the perfect companion for your gold panning journey.

Backed by a Five-Year Warranty:

We stand behind the Desert Fox Automatic Gold Panning Machine's quality and durability. Enjoy peace of mind with our five-year warranty. It's built to last!


Recover 50 times More Gold with the Desert Fox Automatic Gold Panning Machine! Considered the Pioneers in Spiral Gold Panning Technology for 40 years. Camel Mining Products are made tough in the US. This spiral wheel is easy to set up in its self containing carry tub. The Desert Fox's easy to adjust water flow system along with its  speed control model allows you to dial in for the most consistent gold recovery system. Recover even the smallest gold no matter what type of material your running. 

 Anyone who prospects and pans for gold can tell you that working concentrates down with a gold pan is slow tedious work. Not only that, but it’s hard on the back and legs, and the efficiency rate for gold recovery is low. A lot of the gold is lost washing over the side of the pan. With the Desert Fox, you can work concentrates down much faster. Not only will your speed increase, your gold recovery and efficiency will improve by a factor of 50. That’s not a misprint! You will recover 50 times more gold with the Desert Fox than working by hand with a gold pan. More gold, less time, and a lot less work. And with the new proprietary variable speed model, you can adjust for maximum gold recovery no matter what type of material you are panning.

The Desert Fox spiral wheel has Seven separate spirals which pick up Gold seven times with each rotation of the wheel (105 times per minute). The seven spirals dump gold into the tube-shaft and into a hanging gold catch-cup. This method is far superior to other types of spiral wheels which do not pass the gold through the center of the wheel into a hanging cup. The Desert Fox wheel with its pitch adjustment and water spray system helps the operator “tune out” the black sand.

The Desert Fox is a compact, light-weight gold panning machine you can take anywhere. Weighing under 10 pounds even with a rugged folding stand, it folds up and stores neatly in its Action Packer tub. Operate it right out of the tub, or remove it from the case and use it in a stream. The Desert Fox is aptly named because it was designed to conserve water and will operate on just three gallons. It sets up quickly and easily and can run 70 pounds of concentrates in an hour–it’s both a separator and a concentrator in one self-contained panning machine. Recovers an amazing amount of flour gold so you never lose even the smallest pieces (which all add up!).

The Desert Fox is easy to Use… Fill the tank with 3 to 4 gallons of water… Hook the clips to your 12-Volt battery… Turn on the switch… The wheel starts to rotate and water sprays from the spray bar onto the wheel… Add a scoop of sand every 20 seconds… The GOLD settles to the bottom as the spiral turns and the seven spiral leads pick it up and elevate it to the center hole in the hub where it passes through the hollow shaft into a gold catch cup! It is as simple as that and so user-friendly that you will be an expert gold panner ten minutes after you have used the DESERT FOX for the first time.

Operates on any 12-volt 7-amp DC power source. Use an automotive battery or even a 35 watt solar panel. Comes complete with an easy-to-understand owner’s manual and a video, but this machine is so easy to operate you won’t need them to become a pro! A bag of practice sand containing real placer gold is also included with every Desert Fox so you can get acquainted with your new machine and see how efficient and easy it is to use. The Desert Fox is also available with Variable Speed Control. This is the only spiral gold panning machine on the market with this feature! Desert Fox has a Five Year Limited Warranty direct from the manufacturer, the Desert Fox Automatic Spiral Gold Panning Machine has been manufactured by Camel Mining Products since 1969.

Desert Fox is Designed for Speed and Efficiency! While the Desert Fox is mainly a finishing machine used in conjunction with a sluice box or other concentrator, you can also use it to prospect for gold. Simply set up the machine and take a few samples systematically and observe which samples contain the most colors. Set up your concentrating equipment near the test area with the best show of gold. The Desert Fox Spiral wheel was computer designed for maximum speed and efficiency. The Desert Fox drive unit is gear driven and ball bearing equipped — the only spiral panning machine built with sealed ball bearings. This means less friction and less battery power needed! It runs very quiet and it is energy efficient too! Our exclusive aqua-jet on the spray-bar churns and mixes the materials in the wheel for the fastest recovery possible. The Desert Fox can pan up to 70 pounds of concentrates per hour. Fully self-contained, nothing else to buy, runs off any 12 volt 7amp D.C. source, like a small motorcycle battery or your vehicle battery. Easy to set up or stow. The Action Packer Carrying case serves as a reservoir to re-circulate water. The variable speed option, when installed on the Desert Fox, allows you to adjust the speed of the spiral wheel without affecting the pump pressure. This option comes in handy if you run into some extremely heavy black sand. The slowing down of the wheel revolution gives more time to wash out the heavy black sand before it enters the tube.

Desert Fox Specifications

  • Height: 20 inches
  • Width: 14.5 inches
  • Length: 20 inches
  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Wheel Diameter: 12.5 inches
  • Power Required: 12VDC 5AH
  • Water Required: 3-4 gallons
  • Pump Capacity: 450 Gph. Stowed
  • Dimensions: Height: 10 inches • Width: 14.5 inches • Length: 17.5 inches

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