Whether you're a part-time prospector, dedicated metal detectorist or rockhound, there has never been a better time to get involved in the modern day Gold Rush! Not only is treasure hunting a hobby that can pay you back, it's an activity the entire family can enjoy together in the great outdoors.
Perhaps one of the best benefits of gold prospecting and metal detecting is that with the price of gold today, you don't have to find much to completely pay for your equipment-- and the rest is pure profit! Thanks for shopping with us today! RememberFREE shipping to Lower 48 states on any order of $350 or more and NO SALES TAX! International shipping information here.
In the words of Tom Massie, star of the Outdoor Channel's Gold Fever, "... my favorite way of prospecting is the way that gets me gold." Suction dredging with a wetsuit can be quite lucrative not only from the material you suck up but there's also the chance of picking nuggets out of a crack in the bedrock.
Highbanking along the shore is a bit warmer and dryer, but just as fun. As is gold panning in a stream. Drywashing out in the desert surrounded by sunshine and solitude definitely has appeal. And so does uncovering buried treasure while metal detecting. And don't forget melting or smelting cell phone parts or old jewelry and coins. No matter your favorite way of finding gold, one thing is for certain, there's nothing quite like getting out there in the field or in the water and getting your share!
The CrazyCrusher brand Rock Crusher is 100 percent steel, and it is 100 percent made in the U.S.A. by 100 percent Americans! The jaws are made of 3/8 steel, and the face has horizontal welds across them that not only help grip and pull down rock pieces, it also prevents wear on the actual jaws. On the moving jaw, vertical "teeth" were added to help dig in and crack the hardest rocks! The adjustable jaw moves from a 1/2 inch opening to all the way closed, for that final grind to get your samples as small as you can for testing. The very bottom of the jaws is what does the "grinding" of the rock into sand sized particles and smaller, some so small it is "air borne". Eventually, like all things, the jaws can wear away, but with this style of adjustable jaw, you can keep moving it in tight for a long time!
Although this item was first invented and patented for crushing ore in the field, this handy machine has also been discovered by a different group of users for the purpose of crushing glass for artwork, also known as "frit glass" which ranges in size from an uncooked grain of rice and finer. The Crazycrusher works perfect for this! The user gets to control the size more accurately due to the crushed glass falling out of the crusher in lieu of being in a pestle and mortar and just re-crushing everything by pounding sand." Especially for those artisans who work with large quantities of glass, they can do it better and faster with a handy Crazy Crusher!
USING THE CRAZYCRUSHER The smaller the rocks, the further down it will go into the jaws, and the easier it is to crush it finer. The upper part of the moving jaw is primarily a forward and back motion, whereas the lower part of the jaw is primarily an up and down motion. NEVER operate the CrazyCrusher with the steel safety plate open! Initial breaking of rocks can and will cause chips to fly out of the top. The safety plate is designed to keep the chips inside the crusher where they belong not in your eyes! It is highly advisable to wear good leather gloves or mechanics gloves while working this rock crusher to avoid getting blisters. A catch container is included with the rock crusher. Start with the adjustable plate fully open by turning the adjusting screw counter-clockwise, then turn it in a couple turns. Open the safety plate, put your rock(s) in, close the safety plate and press down on the handle harder and harder until it breaks. If it does not break immediately, give it a few "slams" up and down, putting some weight behind it. If you plan on grinding the rock to a fine sand, have the classifying screen handy in a pan or something. Once no more pieces are coming out, dump your catch container into the screen and shake the screen. What does not go through the screen and into your pan can be dumped back in to the crusher after you put your catch container back under the crusher and turn the adjusting screw clockwise to about a 1/4" gap between the lower jaw area when the handles are in the down position. Pour the remaining rock particles back in from your screen into the jaws, close the safety plate and work it again, repeating the process until all the sample passes through your selected screen. To grind a sample, or to grind black sands for further processing, simply close the adjustable jaw until it is resting against the moving jaw. Raise and lower the handle a couple times to assure it is closed all the way and you have full movement of the arms. Starting with the handle in the down position, pour in a few tablespoons of black sands into the CrazyCrusher, and start working the handle up and down until no more sand is coming out. Short choppy strokes work better than full strokes. A grinding operation will create small amounts of ai-borne dust. It is ALWAYS important to either wear a dust mask or be sure to be up wind of the dust. The reason is that you do not know what is in that rock! There could be arsenic and other nasty things in the ore so you don't want to be breathing in that dust! A dust mask is important, especially when using a drywasher! There could be Haunta virus in the sand, mercury you never know, so please wear a quality dust mask!
If you decide not to take your crusher out in the field to crush ore samples on site, then as you collect samples, mark them with a reference number, Location #1, #2, etc., and make a notation on paper of that number, and include the GPS coordinates of the exact location you found that particular sample.
After collecting samples from many places, and when you have time to crush and analyze the ore, you will know without a doubt where you got those samples! It's advisable to get several plastic containers that you can put your crushed ore in, with a larger piece of the ore to identify the rock your material came from. This way you can crush dozens of different samples, store them together and run your tests later down the road. You never know what you will find inside that particular rock, and knowing where you found it is invaluable. If only the miners and prospectors in the olden days had had a GPS there would not be any "lost mine" stories to read, or to look for!
CrazyCrusher brand Rock Crusher is 100 percent steel, and it is 100 percent Made in the U.S.A! The jaws are made of 3/8 steel, and the face has horizontal welds across them that not only help grip and pull down rock pieces, it also prevents wear on the actual jaws. On the moving jaw, vertical "teeth" were added to help dig in and crack the hardest rocks! The adjustable jaw moves from a half inch opening to all the way closed, for that final grind to get your samples as small as you can for testing. The very bottom of the jaws is what does the "grinding" of the rock into sand sized particles and smaller.
This is a versatile and built-to-last tool that you can use both at home or out in the field. Ideal for areas where you can make mineral discoveries, but are not permitted to run motorized equipment because of ecological laws or fire codes.The Patent Pending CrazyCrusher is portable and while gold is the most sought after metal, there are many other valuable ores such as silver to consider as well.
This manual rock crusher can also be used to crush CPU chips (hard ceramic material that is smooth on one side) to recycle the gold. According to the manufacturer, 6 to 10 chips at a time work the best, keeping in mind that you may need to add new chips as you progress to help the pieces of ceramic move down to the lower grinding part of the jaws. Start with the jaws either full open or full closed. Fully open, you can put more chips in at a time, as they will crush against each other. You do need to start with the handle in the down position, and only raise it up an inch or so from the bottom position. Since the CrazyCrusher is designed to be both a crusher and a grinder, the higher the handle the more "forward and backward" motion you will have. Starting in the down position, then only raising the handle an inch or so will give you more of an "up and down" motion -- exactly what is needed to crush down the CPUs. The initial couple of strokes will flatten out the gold pins to the chip, then it will begin to break the chips. It takes several passes to reduce the chips to a fine enough medium in order to liberate the gold pins.
Another use... frit glass. Customers who use this crusher for frit glass report that they love it. Increases productivity and is fully adjustable. Pounding sand you just keep "pounding it" over and over again, but with the Crazycrusher it falls out of the bottom. Using classifying screens, it is easy to sort the desired size. Being made of 100 percent steel, any impurities would be magnetic and easily removed with a magnet.
"I have had one for probably about four years now and dont know how I ever managed without it. I work primarily in frit, mostly landscapes and use it continuously. Certainly one of the best things I have done when it comes to saving time and being able to use glass remnants."
This set of legs is a stand for your K&M Rock Crusher. Set includes 4 legs, 4 cross member brackets and all the nuts, bolts, and washers needed. These legs will fit all of the K&M Krushers. This set has been designed to fit the 11" Crusher and the 14" Crusher with the the cross members having 4 holes in the center so with either size machine will have 2 holes line up for the 2 nuts & bolts (provided). All 4 legs & brackets are identical so assembly is a "no brainer." This set of legs will raise your crusher 21.25" off the floor. The legs are 24" tall and slide into your crusher frame. Holes have been cut in the bottom plate so you can either bolt it to the cement floor, or put locking casters on them. The hole pattern is center to center 2.75" X 1.75" laser cut slightly oblong. This pattern fits most all of the 3-5" casters on the market. Assembly is simple: Support the crusher up about 24" and slide in the 4 legs all the way, then sit the crusher down. Next, put the cross member supports together to lock in the legs. The brackets end with one hole attaches to the leg. Either side works as all 4 legs have holes on both sides. (We suggest the holes on the outer sides of the legs). Now pull the 2 brackets up together to meet in the middle of the legs and insert 2 nuts & bolts. Repeat this on the other side and then tighten up all the nuts to the bolts and you are ready to go. (After the first set up no need to remove the brackets from the legs as they fit inside for storage). This rock crusher stand is made in the USA! Approximate weight is 45 pounds. Shipping box dimensions: 28 x 16 x 10 inches.
NOTE: These legs will fit all of the K&M brand rock crushers sold on this site and might work on other machines from jaw crushers to other manufacturers' crushers. The legs at the insertion spot or top is 2-5/8" tall and 1-5/8" wide. Its designed to fit a frame that measures 2"x3" rounded steel tubing.Get in Touch with Mechanic