Speed up your gold recovery using modern technology by using an automatic gold panning machine. Spiral wheels help you move more gold rich material so you can recover gold quicker. These gold panning machines come in a few different varieties. The most popular is a spiral wheel. This piece of gold prospecting equipment uses an A/C power source like a deep cycle 12V marine battery to process your classified gold bearing dirt. The wheel circulates and sloughs off lighter, non-gold bearing dirt and rocks and slowly spirals the heavier material towards the top and dumps it into a small cup located on the back side of the machine leaving you with gold and a small amount of heavier “black sand”. These spiral wheels can come with without a speed control. Speed control allows you to control the One of our most popular models is the Dessert Fox gold wheel. This spiral wheel can also be used in conjunction with the Mountain Goat Trommel to process a great deal of gold bearing material without having to classify.