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Pick - Single-headed, Victoria, circa 1860s Reg. No: ST 019663
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||60 mm (Height), 460 mm (Width), 745 mm (Length)|
|Weight:||2.3 kg (Weight)|
|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