Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Sluicing

Sluicing

Jets of water are being directed onto a gravel slope in a mining process known as sluicing. The water washes down fine gravel containing gold so that it can be directed into sluice boxes and recovered using gravity separation (where the heavy gold is trapped at the bottom and the lighter sands are washed away).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-080970; F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - West Coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8615/sluicing (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006