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- noun Same as
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- noun A
deviceformerly used by gold- minersfor grinding auriferous quartz, crudely resembling a mortarand pestle, with the crushing element dragged around by horseor mule.
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He was found near the arrastra, just like the others.
Anyway, the other commonality is that they were found out by the arrastra in Pinnacle Creek.
The faint outline of the arrastra sat in the middle of the stream.
Nota futurista a la Nota aclaratoria: la culpa serÃ¡ de algÃºn blogger y/o de algÃºn hacker y/o de algÃºn “buscador de internet que arrastra hacia la red”.
Thus it will probably be found practicable to crush dry and amalgamate semi-dry by passing the material in the form of a thin pasty mass to a settler, as in the old South American arrastra, and, by slowly stirring, recover the mercury, and with it the bulk of the gold.
In South America the arrastra is still used, which is simply the application of horse or mule power to the stone-grinding process, with use of mercury.
A curious mill, called an arrastra, ground the grain between two heavy stones.
Desde los más cultos centros de población hasta las aldeas más desconocidas se arrastra silenciosa
Hereabout are some strips of tillage and the headgates that dam up the creek for the village weirs; upstream you catch the growl of the arrastra.
Hereabouts are some strips of tillage and the headgates that dam up the creek for the village weirs; upstream you catch the growl of the arrastra.