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Pick - Single-headed, Victoria, circa 1860s Object Reg. No: ST 019663

Summary:
Miner's driving poll pick used in Victoria for alluvial gold mining, circa 1860s.

The single-headed poll pick was used undergound for driving tunnels and picking out washdirt whilst the double headed pick was used for shaft sinking.
Description:
Pick constructed from a ferrous metal head and long wood handle. The head has a long thin point at one end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from National Museum of Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 60 mm (Height), 460 mm (Width), 745 mm (Length)
Weight: 2.3 kg (Weight)

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Tagged with: economic geology, gold mining, picks
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Extraction - Gold
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1851-1875

mid-19th Century

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