The different types of mining
The type main types of mining include alluvial and shaft mining. These two types of mining were particularily used during the goldrush
*Shaft mining is the type of mining where the miners would delve deep in the rocky mines. The two main types of tools used in the shaft mining were pickaxes and shovels. This type of mining was used for finding large chunks of gold.
*Alluvial mining was panning on the surface of the land or in the water. The tools that were mainly used were pans and cradles. In this type of mining you would not find large mounts of gold and only flakes could be found
Different tools were used during the goldrush depending on what type of mine you were mining with. The shaft miners would use pickaxes, shovels and cradles to find gold under the ground. If you were an alluvial miner you would use a pan, cradle or a puddling to seperate the clay from the gold to find gold on the surface or in the shallow creeks