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Selected Photographs from CD 98-001

Photo ID: C7410
Mine: Oroville Gold Dredging Company
County: Butte
Photographer/Source: Unknown
Date: 1901
Description: Marion steam shovel dredge of the Oroville Gold Dredging Company on the Feather River near Oroville. Tailings in the background.
Photo ID: A0394D
Mine: Kendon Pit
County: Mono
Photographer/Source: Whitney, C.W.
Date: 1930
Description: Woman using a rocker at a placer mine.
Photo ID: A5188
Mine: Empire
County: Nevada
Photographer/Source: G.W. Starr Collection
Date: 1900
Description: Typical Cornish miner.
Photo ID: C3504
Mine: Empire
County: Nevada
Photographer/Source: G.W. Starr Collection
Date: 1900
Description: Miners underground, advancing the drift.
Photo ID: A7195
Mine: North Bloomfield (Malakoff Diggins)
County: Nevada
Photographer/Source: Watkins Photo-Bancroft Neg. #8111
Date: 1890
Description: Piping four streams from monitors (giants), with aggregate discharge of 2,500 miner's inches at a hydraulic mine. Material is washed through bedrock cuts to the sluices which are not visible. Previously published in Annual Report of the State Mineralogist, v 10, p. 122.
Photo ID: A3282
Mine: Auburn Ravine
County: Placer
Photographer/Source: Courtesy of California State Library
Date: 1852
Description: Miners sluicing at head of Auburn Ravine. Daguerrotype from the DMG Collection on permanent loan to the California State Library.
Photo ID: A4322
Mine: Rocky Bar or Estey
County: Placer
Photographer/Source: Unknown
Date: 1915
Description: Diver standing next to a woman and recovering gold from deep pools in the bed of the North Fork of the American River, east of Colfax. This is an example of placer mining.


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