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bulletman

Well-known member
Wondering about purchasing a spiral wheel or blue bowl to speed up processing. What would you folks recommend?
 

autopilot42

Active member
If you like to piddle they work very well. I have the desert fox a spiral machine that drops the goods in a cup. I have found a small recycling sluice to be almost as effective and you can go thru a lot more material and finish up with a small pan. Much more efficient. The gold we get here in VA where I am at is very fine and they both do a good job. You spoon feed the wheel where you can use a small scoop with the sluice. I have checked the left overs from the sluice and have not recovered enough to make it worth my time. Just my experience but others might have had different results. If you are in an area with no access to water the dessert fox is the way to go you can get buy on a couple of gallons of water . The sluice sits in one of the blue storage bins you can get from target so you are looking at more water to make it work. They both work off of marine bilge pumps and you put a woman's nylon over the pump to screen the debis in the recycling of the water. The desert fox sits I a small action packer by rubber maid. Both need a 12vdc source. I have seen the blue bowl in action and was not that impressed but other might like it. I will take a couple of picks of the sluice but it is down in my storage shed and it is dark and cold outside .
 

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bulletman

Well-known member
Thanks for the info. I just ordered the mini recycling sluice. Been also thinking about the desert fox. Believe the spiral wheel may process materials faster?
 

autopilot42

Active member
The dessert fox is a beer drinking thing. Slow but effective. I guess it was really meant for folks doing dry washing with no available water source. I will still take a.couple of picks of my sluice/mini highlander I really like it. You can get it with aluminum or iron riffles . When I use it at the creek I throw the pump up steam and let it rip. The best of luck it sure is a fun hobby. What part of the country are you from if you don't mind me asking.
 

bulletman

Well-known member
The dessert fox is a beer drinking thing. Slow but effective. I guess it was really meant for folks doing dry washing with no available water source. I will still take a.couple of picks of my sluice/mini highlander I really like it. You can get it with aluminum or iron riffles . When I use it at the creek I throw the pump up steam and let it rip. The best of luck it sure is a fun hobby. What part of the country are you from if you don't mind me asking.

Southern Arizona. Cochise county and about 15 miles north of the unprotected border with Mexico.
 
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