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Arrastra

also arrastre
photo of Spanish arrastra (arrastre)
An Arrastra was a crude powered crusher which goes back to the mining days of the Spanish. Mules, burros or oxen were used to pull a heavy rock around and around to crush the ore.


diagram of an arrastra

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