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Parts Of A Long Tom Mining Tool

A long tom is a method used for small scale mining that is far efficient then either the gold pan or the rocker as it is less work then these other methods The long tom was originally used by the forty niners in late 1848 just when the California gold rush was just getting underway

Long Tom; Tool For Gold Sifting Getty Images

Long Tom; Tool For Gold Sifting Getty Images

Long Tom Tool For Gold Sifting (Original Caption) 1908 Nome Alaska:Klondike Gold rush Long Tom in operation Nome 1908 Photo 1908 Embed {{textForToggleButton('515170036')}} This video is part of our Analog Archive which means it isn’t stored on our website accessing the content may take some time and may be subject to additional

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Long Toms And Sluices Improve Gold Mining

Long Toms And Sluices Improve Gold Mining

As mining operations became complex the long tom and the sluice came into widespread use The long tom was a shallow trough 15 feet long and 15 inches high and often increasing in width near the low end and through which a constant stream of water ran

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Describe Or Picture Of A Long Tom Used In Gold Mining In

Describe Or Picture Of A Long Tom Used In Gold Mining In

May 07 2006 The long tom functioned similarly to the rocker but increased its efficiency It also had the shape of a trough but it was much larger 12 to 15 feet long and about 2 feet wide

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Gold Fever Prospecting Miners Working A Long Tom

Gold Fever Prospecting Miners Working A Long Tom

Prospecting Miners Working a Long Tom Gold mining is nature's lottery scheme A man may work in a claim for many months and be poorer at the end or he may 'take out' thousands in a few hours It is a mere matter of chance Louise Clapp Click icon to hear Long Tom These miners are working a long tom It allowed them to work together in

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: Mini Long Tom Sluice Box Gold Nugget

: Mini Long Tom Sluice Box Gold Nugget

Now in BLACK!!! Mini Long Tom Sluice The MLT has been a popular sluice Due to it's versatility and portability Working well as prospecting tool small scale production unit as well as a cleaner Reducing bulk concentrates from a primary recovery device i e Larger sluice high banker dredge etc Leaving only the HEAVIEST of the cons

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Angus Mackirk Mini Long Tom Sluice Box Gold Nugget

Angus Mackirk Mini Long Tom Sluice Box Gold Nugget

Working well as prospecting tool small scale production unit as well as a cleaner Reducing bulk concentrates from a primary recovery device (i e Larger sluice high banker dredge etc ) Leaving only the HEAVIEST of the “cons” Making panning spiral wheels or general finishing a snap 34 1 2 Long 5 wide and 2 1 2 Deep and just 2lb 3oz

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What Mining For Gold In The 1800s Can Teach You About

What Mining For Gold In The 1800s Can Teach You About

Sep 04 2020 A Long Tom for example was a popular gold mining tool that required several men to operate it At least two men would shovel rocks soil and potentially gold into it another might direct water into the contraption so the light sand would fall through a mesh and yet another man would sort out the leftover large rocks from any gold nuggets

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Gold Mining Technique: The Long Tom By John Smith

Gold Mining Technique: The Long Tom By John Smith

Mining Technique: The Long Tom Using this mining technique two men could mine about 400 500 buckets of gold per man How this technique works: The process started with one man shoveling dirt into the long tom One man removes large objects and keeps the dirt moving along the

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Summary Of Gold Mining In Us Tuolumne County

Summary Of Gold Mining In Us Tuolumne County

Summary of Gold Mining Techniques in Western United States 1842 1996 Placer Mining The first tools used to mine gold were extremely simple knives small wooden hand tools such as picks and shovels Extraction of gold from ore bearing gravel without water was termed “dry washing ”

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Tools Used In The California Gold Rush Historyrocket

Tools Used In The California Gold Rush Historyrocket

When James Wilson Marshall discovered a small pea shaped yellow metal glittering in the American River little did he realize that a new chapter was being crafted in America’s history The Gold Rush as it is famously called witnessed thousands of whites moving over to California in search of the metal Numerous tools were invented for mining in the lands

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Gold Prospecting And Gold Mining Equipment

Gold Prospecting And Gold Mining Equipment

Highbanking along the shore is a bit warmer and dryer but just as fun As is gold panning in a stream Drywashing out in the desert surrounded by sunshine and solitude definitely has appeal And so does uncovering buried treasure while metal detecting And don't forget melting or smelting cell phone parts or old jewelry and coins

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Weapons Ballistic Long Tom Artillery Official Roguetech Wiki

Weapons Ballistic Long Tom Artillery Official Roguetech Wiki

Long Tom Artillery [edit edit source] Description [edit edit source] The Long Tom Artillery Piece is the largest conventional artillery piece designed by Armstrong Industries It is the primary weapon of the LT MOB 25 Mobile Long Tom Artillery vehicle which is better known as the Mobile Long Tom Uses LongTom Ammo

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Early Gold Mining Methods Sierra Foothill Magazine

Early Gold Mining Methods Sierra Foothill Magazine

The bottom part of the device had slats or riffles that caught the heavier metals After many shovel loads of gravel were pushed through the rocker the miner would then use his gold pan to sort out the heavy minerals and with luck find gold The long tom was similar in

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Mining Techniques Of The Sierra Nevada And Gold Country

Mining Techniques Of The Sierra Nevada And Gold Country

The Long Tom The Long Tom was an expanded rocker that featured a 10 to 20 foot trough The trough was a foot wide and fitted with a sheet of perforated metal Underneath the metal sheet was located the “riffle box ” Operating the Long Tom required several miners At least two men shoveled dirt rocks and gravel into the top of the Long Tom

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Placer Gold Recovery Methods Gold Mining &

Placer Gold Recovery Methods Gold Mining &

With placer mining recovery of the gold from the ore is usually the most expensive phase of the mining operation and can be the most difficult to implement properly The value of gold deposits is based on the amount of gold that can be re covered by existing technology Failure to recover a high per

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The Gold Prospecting Show On Stitcher

The Gold Prospecting Show On Stitcher

About the long tom sluice for placer gold mining tips from 1890 “Getting Gold” book available in our prospectors Launchpad Sign Up to Get Access NOW! A long tom is a trough some 12 feet in length by 20 inches in width at the upper end widening to 30 inches at the lower end it is about 9 inches deep and has a fall of 1 inch to a foot

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A Step Back In Time Mines Secrets Of Gold Deposits

A Step Back In Time Mines Secrets Of Gold Deposits

With the rocker the rate dropped to $5 a yard and with the long tom to $1 a yard But hydraulic mining was capable of processing gravel at only 20 cents a yard

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Miner's Cradle Wood & Metal Ballarat Circa 1880s

Miner's Cradle Wood & Metal Ballarat Circa 1880s

Wooden miner's cradle with metal sieve used to separate gold or other heavy minerals from soil and water dating to before 1900 Washdirt and water were tipped into the sieve at the top while the cradle was rocked The oscillating motion washed away sand and fine particles leaving the gold trapped behind ridges across the bottom Large rocks and gravel caught by the seive were discarded by hand

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The California Gold Rush Flashcards Quizlet

The California Gold Rush Flashcards Quizlet

The Long Tom is a mining tool that replaces the cradle This event shows improvement in the industry September 9th 1850 California is admitted as a slave free state It is the 31st state 1850 The first quartz mill is located in Grass Valley This event leads to a large disruption of the land

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California Gold Rush Flashcards Quizlet

California Gold Rush Flashcards Quizlet

People who were mining for gold Long Tom A tool to find Gold It had riffles along the bottom like an old fashion washboard

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Hand Dredges Gold Retrieval

Hand Dredges Gold Retrieval

Gold can hide down in the deepest part of a crack or crevice or behind a boulder and often is best reached with a hand dredge also called a sucker gun or suction gun This gold prospecting tool is ideal for working below the water line when a motorized dredge cannot be used It helps you get the gold out of some really tight spaces a hand

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