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Gold prospector Blowing Away Dirt

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  • Title: Gold prospector blowing away dirt to find the gold in his pan while a visiting prospector looks on. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

Gold Prospector & His Flakes of Gold

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  • Title: Gold prospector putting flakes of gold which he has recovered through wet washing and panning into bottle. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

Gold Prospector Examining a Pan

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  • Title: Gold prospector examining a pan to see how much gold it contains. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

Prospector Pours Mercury from Small Tube

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  • Title: Pouring mercury from small tube into pan which contains flour gold mixed with the natural dirt. Process for removing this flour gold is described in caption 12693-M5. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

Prospector Panning Gold

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  • Title: Pinos Altos, New Mexico. Prospector panning gold. The light objects are probably not gold as it is very unusual to find pieces this large in this section. They are probably mica (fools’ gold) or mercury, which is used to attract the gold
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 22, 2012 at 8:22 am

“Pan” of Gold

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  • Title: “Pan” of gold. Not all of the shiny particles are gold but include mica and a few particles of quicksilver. The gold usually appears in the pan as a minute shiny upper rim of the dirt in the pan. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 5, 2012 at 8:05 am

Prospector Blowing On Pan of Fine Dirt

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  • Title: Prospector blowing on pan of fine dirt which contains particles of gold in order to blow the dirt away and leave the heavy gold. In this dry panning the pan is rotated until the dirt is on one side and then with a decisive toss it is thrown into the air, the light dirt being then blown away by the wind and the heavy gold being caught again in the pan. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

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