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Sometime back there was a product mentioned that is non-explosive

for use in "cracking" rock.

Due to fire danger I can't blast so, what was the "rock cracker" previously mentioned? :idunno:

Oh ya, who carries it?

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Dexpan and ]Crackamit offer Samples. Just pay shipping.

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I think that dexpan web site is broken. Hasn't been maintained in ages.

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Can't get that to work either. Click the state for distributors, and nothing happens....maybe their on vacation...haha!!!

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Worked for me......none in NV but a few in Ca

Alpha Explosives, Tel: 916-645-3377, Lincoln, CA 95648

Constar Supply, Tel: 559-297-6070, Clovis, California 93611

HBE Rentals, Tel: 530-273-3100, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Southwest Explosives, Tel: 619-443-8178, Lakeside, CA 92040

Valley Center Equipment, Tel: 760-749-1780, Valley Center, CA 92082

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hmmm...now it works...must have been on break... :idunno:

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Don't forget to ask for the Taste of Free. Most will mail you A box or so you pay shipping and that's enough to do a 1 ton bolder.

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Ive used it but it takes over night to work. Dupont, Prell, whatever is faster much faster. :yesss: I know you cant blast were you are. :idunno: geesh no fun at all. If ya got a drill rifle powder will work. watch out for the fly rock. :D AzNuggetBob

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AMEN as brothers of the blastm' tribe get it done MUCH faster. Many mixtures from fertilizer to black powder, gotta luv that ol'Anarchists Cookbook-John

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For Real! What's more fun?

a. 16 hours on a Sledge hammer.

b. 29 minuts setting up a Drill and punching a hole, Charge the hole, Prime the hole (5 minutes) and 2 uSeconds of KaBlooooowi!

c. Calling the Forestry, BLM and Telling them the Rock in impeding your Progress.

Hint: Answer is NOT A or C!

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I used a product called Betanomite, worked well we were sinkin a shaft up above the Mission mine Dale district, got 36 foot before it turned mundic.

Some of you may have been up to this hole i call it the Schoolteacher, i think we got a little over a LB nothing like the surface stuff, i wonder if my headframe is still up there?

heres a shot of the begining

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Mundic? REad about it referring to pyrite breakdown which could lead to host rock disintegration?

Does that mean rotten, as in digging any further would be dangerous as the sides might not hold up?

, got 36 foot before it turned mundic.

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Mundic? REad about it referring to pyrite breakdown which could lead to host rock disintegration?

Does that mean rotten, as in digging any further would be dangerous as the sides might not hold up?

I figured since i dug a hole in solid rock 36 foot deep by hand, i could call the end of the line what i like, and i like the word mundic it has a nice end of the line sound to it.

Thanks for pointing out the meaning.

Guess i should just stick to mining................................

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Ironic that your "made up" word actually relates. Maybe you were a miner in a former life :idunno:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mundic

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"Mundic once[2] referred to Pyrite,[3] but has now adopted the wider meaning of concrete deterioration caused by oxidisation of pyrites within the aggregate (usually originating from mine waste). The action of water and oxygen on pyrite forms sulphate (a salt of sulphiric acid), thereby depleting the pyrite, causing loss of adhesion and physical expansion"

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