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    Three Gold Miners Working "Long Tom" on River, ca. 1880s. Once the easy gold was found, more inventive ways were needed to find more. The Long Tom was an 8 to 20 foot rocker. Miners would shovel dirt into it, pour water over it, and rock it like a cradle. Lighter dirt and gravel was washed away, leaving the heavier gold.

    This great imperial sized photograph pictures three gold miners working a Long Tom on an unidentified river. It appears that one man is doing the rocking, one man is checking for the gold & gold dust, and the last man pushing a wheel barrow up to the device. There is no photographer listed on this image. Measures approximately 10" x 8".

    Condition:
    Very good-fine, image is nice, the mount has a broken right corner and dirty.


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