Mountain Goat Trommel + Desert Fox Gold Panning Machine Combo

Mountain Goat Trommel +  Desert Fox Gold Panning Machine Combo

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Mountain Goat Trommel Speeds Up Gold Processing!

Speed up your gold processing work and increase gold recovery with the Mountain Goat Trommel. This machine is aptly named because it can eat almost anything and is light enough to carry up a mountain!

The Mountain Goat Trommel is a reverse helix system built on the same principle as the huge mining trommels used by large mining companies all over the world, but this is light and portable. It is not to be confused with gravel pit trommels, though, which are designed to classify gravels.

The reverse helix system came from the Archimedes Screw Pump invented over 2,000 years ago by the mathematician Archimedes. Someone discovered that the pump brought up GOLD along with the water they were pumping out of the Nile river!

The Mountain Goat is very efficient because the spiral riffles inside of the tube turn and bring the heavy materials up to the high end of the tube while allowing the lighter materials to flow out of the back of the tube as tailings. This system makes the trommel self-cleaning, which eliminates the need to break down for clean-up as is necessary with sluice box type equipment.

See the Mountain Goat Trommel in action.

The spiral riffles in the trommel tube are ¼ inch deep and spaced ¾ inch apart. We suggested your placer material be screened to ½ inch or less even though rocks as large as ¾ inch will pass through the tube. There is a nugget trap at the low end of the tube which should be checked regularly for nuggets larger than ¼ inch.

The front legs of the trommel are adjustable to increase the pitch but we found that the factory setting is the best for getting fine or flour gold. The factory setting has the front legs about 1 inch longer than the back legs. Tests have shown very little loss of fine gold at this setting when a wetting agent such as Jet Dry is used in the system.

The Mountain Goat can be used in a large tray, such a mortar mixing tub, with about 5 gallons of water which is then recirculated by a 750 gallon per hour pump. It can also be used directly in a stream.

The Mountain Goat Trommel is the perfect companion to the Desert Fox Spiral Panning Machine as it can directly feed the Desert Fox using the custom designed accessories (included) making you a one-man small mining operation.




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

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

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!).

See the Desert Fox in action.

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. Ships 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 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.

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

SOLD SEPARATELY -Variable Speed Model: $359

Desert Fox Automatic Gold Panning Machine Manual The 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.

FEATURES DESERT FOX GOLD MINER GOLD MAGIC Number Of Spiral Pickups SEVEN SEVEN ONE Sharpness Of Spirals EXCELLENT GOOD GOOD Sealed Ball Bearings YES NO NO Can You Use It In A Stream? YES NO YES Separate Folding Stand YES NO NO Double Wall Wheel YES NO NO Carrying Case Included YES YES NO Clean Gold Recovery EXCELLENT FAIR POOR Is Pump Included? YES YES NO Is Variable Speed Available? YES NO NO SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $359 $299 $425

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.

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! 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Don’t be fooled and disappointed by the imitations. Get the Genuine Desert Fox Spiral Panning Machine today and stop leaving your gold behind. SOLD SEPARATELY - Standard Model: $339 • Variable Speed Model: $359






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