Adams, Charles. Gold sluicing.

Production date
20th Century
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Description
Charles Adams' gold mining claim at Maerewhenua, early 1900s. The photograph shows the sluicing gun in action. Water for sluicing was obtained from streams in the vicinity and directed into a holding dam above the claim by way of man-made races and siphons (=18 inch pipes) cut around the side of the hills, thus giving a sufficient head of water. Lewis Adams, cousin.
Production date
20th Century
Collection type
Accession number
793P
System ID
101020
Current Rights
No known copyright restrictions
Organisation Credit Line
Collection of the Waitaki Archive. Id 101020

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