Kōrero: Nelson region

Gold mining, Rocky River

Gold mining, Rocky River

Gold prospectors use a sluice gun to wash away gravels at Rocky River, near Collingwood, in the 1890s or 1900s. Water was delivered from above through a pipe that reduced in diameter towards the end of the sluice gun, creating a powerful jet of water. A counterbalance on the other side of the gun made it easy to swing, to guide the jet. Golden Bay was named for its gold, not its golden weather or its golden-sand beaches.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection
Reference: 182338

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Mining, quarrying and energy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28952/gold-mining-rocky-river (accessed 21 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015