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Water Dipper - Alluvial Gold Mining, Victoria, 1850s Object Reg. No: ST 019664

Summary:
Miner's dipper used for feeding the mining cradle with water in alluvial gold mining in Victoria, 1850s.
Dipper consists of a shallow tin vessel fixed to a long handle.
Description:
Dipper consists of a deep dish-like tin vessel with straight tapered sides and a conical tube handle measuring 1500 mm. Vessel set at a 24 degree angle to a conical socket.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Museum of Victoria, 1871
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 250 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width), 1650 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Approximate dimensions only. Includes both bowl and 1500 mm long handle.

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Tagged with: economic geology, gold mining
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Extraction - Alluvial Gold
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1850s

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