Life in The Goldfields
Different Types of Mining and their Tools
Hydraulic Mining - Hosing the pay dirt with great force so it would break up or away from it's cliff-face and be carried down into the sluices below.
Buried Alluvial Deposits - using buckets, windlasses and whims to bring to surface.
Reef Mining - pneumatic driven rock drills and boring machines had to be used.
Portable combination of Cradle, Pump and Shaking Table
Chinese Rites At The Graves Of Their Countrymen by Robert Bruce
Forest Creek, Mount Alexander, From Adelaide Hill
The Chinese on the Goldfields
The Chinese usually worked as a group, instead of mixing with the general population of the gold fields.