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Author Topic: Crushing a couple pieces of quartz from Vein Mtn  (Read 4357 times)

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Offline astrobouncer

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Crushing a couple pieces of quartz from Vein Mtn
« on: October 12, 2012, 04:02:04 PM »
Crushing quartz to check for gold - YouTube

Pleasantly surprised at what was in those couple small rocks (only crushed 2-3 of them). Keep in mind this was just some slightly mineralized quartz I grabbed to take home as I was panning. 


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Re: Crushing a couple pieces of quartz from Vein Mtn
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 09:18:17 PM »
AP! you've had some terrific luck lately with this and your sluicing.  I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea for a rock crusher. I brought home about a gallon of small rusty quarts last weekend from a tailing pile below a known gold vein.  I was going to smash them up in a sock but your idea is so much better. i'll post if I find anything.
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Re: Crushing a couple pieces of quartz from Vein Mtn
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 05:05:21 AM »
Hope its loaded with gold for ya. A buddy is supposed to be bringing me some ore today to crush too (same deal came from a gold mine etc) so I cant wait.

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Re: Crushing a couple pieces of quartz from Vein Mtn
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 06:13:03 AM »
Nice one Astro! I use my post hole pounder the same way to crush rocks - except I use the head off a single jack sledge on a rope. I never found any gold in my rocks yet! Just Galena so far...

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Re: Crushing a couple pieces of quartz from Vein Mtn
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 03:17:31 PM »
Here's part 2 guys, with a new bigger badder rock crusher from a buddy.  This rock came from vein mtn as well. 

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Re: Crushing a couple pieces of quartz from Vein Mtn
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 10:10:24 AM »
Hey Astrobouncer, nice looking quartz and new crusher. I haven’t seen all your videos yet but I was compelled to offer a couple of suggestions for your crushing operation. Find a flat place to work and then pour a little concrete slab to bust up the rocks- there is wasted energy and rock fragments when working on the dirt. An unanticipated benefit of a spring pole was that that the stamper stays vertical and didn’t need to be laid down and picked up at every stoppage.

I can’t remember if I posted on this before or not but here are some pictures of my backpacking model. It has a shaft of about 1 ¾“ with a coupling to attach a ¾“ pipe handle. The apron / mortar thingy was fabbed up and the sleeve is 4” pipe with a cast hub.




The springpole attachment is for a semi-permanent site. It reduces the work by half. The next installation will have two.