Gold Mining

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Placer Mining Methods

Hardrock Mining Methods

Hydraulic Mining

Gold Panning

Mining Claims

Mining Claims Map



Gold Facts!


BC Archives: PDP-02612
Prospecting for Gold in B.C.
(BC Archives: PDP-02612)

There is something hypnotic about mining for gold.

Of all the metals known to the human race, nothing can capture the heart like the twinkle of gold.

The methods of extracting gold from the earth changed rapidly over a relatively short period of time. New equipment and mining methods were invented by miners seeking new and more effective means of mining gold.

Different gold sources and size of production resulted in three basic stages in the evolution of gold mining.

These three stages are; Placer Mining, Hardrock Mining, and Hydraulic Mining.

Placer Mining

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