Do I Get the Gold?
photo of a gold pan from the Alaska State Museum.
we have many ways to get information quickly. We can access the Internet,
consult a book in library, or even just call experts on the phone. But
to the miners at the turn of the last century they had to rely on each
other and small portable books that contained only basic information.
the cover and contents page of the miners
manual: Gold Dust: How to Find It and How to Mine It. When was it published?
How useful do you think a book like this would be? Read pages 2,3,4. Describe
the author's writing style. How easy do you think it would be
to follow the directions?
Gold Dust: How to Find It and How to Mine It. By Philip Minor 1898
A miners manual. 4 pages
Model of a "Long Tom" sluice box for placer mining.
at the photograph of miners working. What activities do you see in
the photograph? What do you learn about gold mining techniques from
the picture? Describe what it might have been like to be one of the
workers at this location.
Torgersons 15. Gold Stream Two men standing by sluice as tram bucket
empties into top. Wolfe Foto (no. 318)
How do I
Get the Gold? I
was a gold miner like?