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Displaying a Dish of Panned Gold

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  • Title: [Group portrait of a woman and three men, crouched outside, smiling; one of the men is displaying a dish of panned gold]
  • Date Created/Published: [between ca. 1900 and 1916]

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Prospector Working the Sluice Box

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  • Title: Prospector pouring dirt which he thinks contains gold in sluice box. The sluice box is so placed that the water of the stream naturally runs through it, taking off the lighter dirt and sticks and stones while the heavy gold clings to the bottom of the box. The water is caught in the pan for examination to find that proverbial nugget which by some chance might wash through. 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

August 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm

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

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