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Mining Equipment

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:21 am
by roc2rol
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Yep the iron porta potty! :mrgreen:
they don't make'm like that any more...
:lol:

Re: INTRODUCTION

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:32 am
by Jim Hatt
Thank God! I'll bet those seats were COLD when they were underground. And HOT when they were above ground! :lol:

Re: INTRODUCTION

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:27 pm
by Guz
or vice-versa...but never comfortable


Guz

Re: INTRODUCTION

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:57 pm
by roc2rol
why did they make a double seater?
hard to imagine a couple hard working miner sitting there :geek: :ugeek:
but when you gotta go
ya gotta go

Re: INTRODUCTION-Talk Rocks W/ Ed Arno <roc2rol>

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:23 am
by oroblanco
Hola amigo Ed - just wanted to say congrats and it looks good! I will sure be visiting regularly! :mrgreen:
Roy

Re: INTRODUCTION-Talk Rocks W/ Ed Arno <roc2rol>

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:49 am
by Plays In The Dirt
Here's a couple of shots of a piece of mining equipment from the 1800's still sitting where it was originally built and used...

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Mining Equiptment

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:57 pm
by roc2rol
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Mucker

:D

Re: Mining Equiptment

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:59 pm
by roc2rol
don’t want to keep anyone on the edge of their seat
sort of to speak :mrgreen:
as promised more photo's
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the ascent of the cart carrying the ore to be crushed

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this machine had 4 pistons/hammers and crushed this ore
to finer that gravel size 40 mesh

most of the gold was collecting on a green carpet type cloth
running down the water ramp (center right)
the rest of the ore went into drainage pit to be sieved later
for even finer gold dust

at the mining site they used a copper plate
over the ramp that the ore would wash over
the plate had a mercury solution smeared to it
that the gold would adhere to
they'd scrape the mercury off the copper plate
and heat the solution so that the mercury
would vaporize off in to another collector (for later use)
leaving the gold behind

i know many hear could explain much better :)
but it was areally great setup
& informative demonstration
ed

Re: INTRODUCTION-Talk Rocks W/ Ed Arno <roc2rol>

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:13 pm
by roc2rol
Plays In The Dirt wrote:Here's a couple of shots of a piece of mining equipment from the 1800's still sitting where it was originally built and used...

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Yo ! Those are some great shots!!
Where are they from
and what is it?

Ed

Re: INTRODUCTION-Talk Rocks W/ Ed Arno <roc2rol>

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:46 pm
by Plays In The Dirt
roc2rol wrote:
Plays In The Dirt wrote:Here's a couple of shots of a piece of mining equipment from the 1800's still sitting where it was originally built and used...

Yo ! Those are some great shots!!
Where are they from
and what is it?

Ed
Ed, they were taken close to Austin Nevada this past summer and I have no clue what the equipment was used for. This was part of an old silver mine in the area.