Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Dredge buckets (2 o 3)

Dredge buckets

This close-up shows the end of the ladder, where the buckets scoop gravel up from the river bed – the bucket lips are shiny and worn from the scouring effect of the gravel. These buckets are on a dredge that operated at Ngahere on the West Coast. The ladder had 104 buckets, each holding around half a cubic metre, which allowed the dredge to process 1,700 tonnes of gravel per hour.

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Private collection
Photograph by John Barry

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Dredging', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8627/dredge-buckets (accessed 7 December 2019)

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