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Water Dipper - Alluvial Gold Mining, Victoria, 1850s Reg. No: ST 019664
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||250 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width), 1650 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Approximate dimensions only. Includes both bowl and 1500 mm long handle.|
|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|