Activity - Ore Crusher Demonstration

Mogo Tour Guide Explanation

Activity - Ore Crusher Demonstration

Tour Guides provide detailed information during the demonstration of quartz crushing at the rock crusher. This is one of only a few working ten head stampers. The fly wheels turn driven by Betsy the Steams Engine, cogs mesh, and the stamper heads beat in noisy rhythm.  At the Original Gold Rush Colony the sound is muted because the heads hit a rubber matting rather than quartz, to reduce the wear on the antique machinery.