Tasmanian Gold Rush

The discovery and recovery of gold in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), and of sapphires which were often found alongside alluvial tin.
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Unlike a sluice, which needs a certain amount of water flowing through it in order to work (this volume is called a sluice-head), a cradle only needs a little water, and you can recycle it. You can see in the picture to the left that the guy standing by the rocker has a can on a pole to pour water onto the dirt. Cradles were normally worked by two people.

Unlike a sluice, which needs a certain amount of water flowing through it in order to work (this volume is called a sluice-head), a cradle only needs a little water, and you can recycle it. You can see in the picture to the left that the guy standing by the rocker has a can on a pole to pour water onto the dirt. Cradles were normally worked by two people.

Unlike a sluice, which needs a certain amount of water flowing through it in order to work (this volume is called a sluice-head), a cradle only needs a little water, and you can recycle it. You can see in the picture to the left that the guy standing by the rocker has a can on a pole to pour water onto the dirt. Cradles were normally worked by two people.

Unlike a sluice, which needs a certain amount of water flowing through it in order to work (this volume is called a sluice-head), a cradle only needs a little water, and you can recycle it. You can see in the picture to the left that the guy standing by the rocker has a can on a pole to pour water onto the dirt. Cradles were normally worked by two people.

Unlike a sluice, which needs a certain amount of water flowing through it in order to work (this volume is called a sluice-head), a cradle only needs a little water, and you can recycle it. You can see in the picture to the left that the guy standing by the rocker has a can on a pole to pour water onto the dirt. Cradles were normally worked by two people.

Unlike a sluice, which needs a certain amount of water flowing through it in order to work (this volume is called a sluice-head), a cradle only needs a little water, and you can recycle it. You can see in the picture to the left that the guy standing by the rocker has a can on a pole to pour water onto the dirt. Cradles were normally worked by two people.

Alluvial gold from Tasmania

Alluvial gold from Tasmania

Alluvial gold from the Corinna area, NW Tasmania.

Alluvial gold from the Corinna area, NW Tasmania.

Panned alluvial gold, Tasmania.

Panned alluvial gold, Tasmania.

Alluvial gold from the Corinna area, NW Tasmania.

Alluvial gold from the Corinna area, NW Tasmania.

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