Gold mining, USA, 1901

Gold mining, USA, 1901

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Caption: Gold mining. Miners using jets of water to loosen soil while placer mining for gold. Placer mining is where alluvial surface deposits are examined for minerals, as opposed to deep underground excavations. This gold mining operation is on the Boise River, in Twin Springs, Idaho, USA. This photograph was published circa 1901.

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