Australian Gold Rush
By Liam P
The Different Types Of Mining/ Tools For Mining
There are three main types of mining, the most simplest type of mining is aluvial mining. Aluvial mining is basically surface mining but it is not just lying on the ground it is just under the ground. You can alluvial mine in rivers by panning or you could just do it on land. Some tools for alluvial mining are a pan, a shovel, a bucket and a pick.
Shaft mining is the hardest mining you have to work as a team or you will not find that much gold. You have to dig a hole 10 meters deep and one metre wide. Some tools for shaft mining are a shovel, a pick, a windlass, and a cradle.
Reef mining is where heavy machines break up the rock to find gold it is probably the most dangerous types of mining due to the lack of oxygen and to the loose soil above you.