Desert Fox Gold Panning Machine Variable Speed

Recover 50 times MORE GOLD with the Desert Fox Automatic Gold Panning Machine! This Version of the Desert Fox is the Variable Speed!       Treasure Mountain Metal Detectors is an Authorized Camel Mining Products Dealer! ANYONE who prospects and pans for gold can tell you that working concentrates down with a...


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Recover 50 times MORE GOLD with the Desert Fox Automatic Gold Panning Machine!

This Version of the Desert Fox is the Variable Speed!       Treasure Mountain Metal Detectors is an Authorized Camel Mining Products Dealer!

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.

7 Spiral Pan

7 Spiral Pan

    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.

Thimble of Gold

Operates on any 12-volt 7-amp DC power source. Use an automotive battery or even a 35 watt solar panel. Ships complete with an easy-to-understand owner’s manual, but this machine is so easy to operate you won’t need it to become a pro! A bag of practice sand containing real placer gold is also shipped 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.

he Desert Fox In The Press

The Desert Fox was field tested by Jim Klein and here is what he thought:

“I can see why they call it the Desert Fox as it is perfect for cleaning your concentrates in places where water is a problem. When I do my next revision on my book How To Find Gold In The Desert I will recommend it as a good piece of equipment for the desert prospector.”
Click here to read the entire review.

Here is a comparison of features of the three brands of panning machines priced below $500.


Number Of Spiral Pickups



Sharpness Of Spirals



Sealed Ball Bearings



Can You Use It In A Stream?



Separate Folding Stand



Double Wall Wheel



Carrying Case Included



Clean Gold Recovery



Is Pump Included?



Is Variable Speed Available?







Thanks to everyone that has purchased a “Genuine” Camel Mining product. For those of you thinking of purchasing a spiral panning machine, beware of the imitations that are being sold. They might look like ours, but you won’t be happy with the performance or the quality.

Treasure Mountain Metal Detectors is an Authorized Dealer of Camel Mining Products - Beware of Imitations!

Listed below are some of the more important differences between The “Genuine” Desert Fox Spiral Panning Machine and the imitations.


The Desert Fox has a folding stand so that it not only can be used in the Action Packer case with 3 gallons of water, it will also work in a stream with the pump furnishing water from the stream. It will also work in any tub or tray that will hold 3" of water in case something happens to your Action Packer. The "copy-cats" build their machine into the Action Packer and that is the only way you can use it!

Desert Fox Stand

The Desert Fox has a very positive lock that prevents the pitch of the wheel from changing once you have selected the proper angle. All adjustments are simple and fast and there is no need for extra gadgets to secure your pitch angle. The "copy-cats" had so much trouble holding the pitch angle with a little wing-nut that they decided to include an extra "prop" that you must attach every time you use it.

Pitch Adjustment Knob

The Desert Fox drive motor is mounted on the back of the gear box so that it can dry quickly and not be swamped by moisture in the housing. The "copy-cats" installed their motor inside the gear box and found out they had a big problem. Moisture build-up caused corrosion and motor failure. Instead of re-engineering the drive box, they punched holes in the Action Packer hoping it would help dry out the unit. That did not solve their problem.


The Desert Fox and all other Camel machines use double shielded sealed ball bearings. Most competitors use cheaper sleeve bearings. Since panning gold involves muddy, gritty water, which type would you rather have?


This cutaway shows the double wall construction of the Desert Fox spiral wheel. This strengthens the wheel so that will not warp. "Copy-cat" machines are single wall construction and subject to warping. If you leave your concentrates in the "copy-cat" wheel a little too long, you will be the proud owner of an egg-shaped spiral wheel.

Desert Fox Wheel

This magnification shows the sharp spiral riffles in the Desert Fox wheel. If you look closely at the spiral riffles in a "copy-cat" machine, you will see they are rounded and not very sharp.

Desert Fox Wheel

The Desert Fox tailings tray is made to fit directly under the wheel so that you can empty it easily using its handles. The "copy-cat" machine tray sits on the bottom of the Action Packer.

Desert Fox Tray

We pack a bag of practice sand containing real placer gold in every Desert Fox Gold Panning Machine we ship. This is so you can get acquainted with your new machine and prove to yourself how efficient and easy it is to use.

Sample Sand


Don’t be fooled and disappointed by the imitations. Get the Genuine Desert Fox Spiral Panning Machine today and stop leaving your gold behind.

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