Refurbished - New Garrett ACE 400 Metal Detectors with Waterproof search coil (full warranties included)
So, I have used the wheel (I call it an auto-panner) once to sort through some sands from Clear Creek near Golden CO. It took two goes as the first round was filled with adjusting water flow, etc. The final heavies were a mixture of zircon, garnet, magnetite, hornblende (?), some copper, probably monazite, and a few flakes of gold. Not much to get excited about, but the wheel appears to work as a way to separate gold and heavies out of largely light minerals without using heavy liquids and magnetic separators.
Works great, after tweeking
The Gold Miner Gold Wheel
Store had everything we needed and the customer service was outstanding!
Good price - comes with water pump. Just buy yourself a 12V battery and a Charger (for out in the field) or you can buy one that plugs into the wall. Anyway, easy to buy, shipped and received quickly and the wheel really does work. Highly recommended.