Miners in the California Gold Rush
By: Bryce Goodwin, Victoria Tacker, Courtney Cook
The Start of the California Gold Rush
The Peak of the Gold Rush
The Difficult Life of The Miners
Mining Methods and Tools
In the early days many tools were used for mining, from dynamite to small pans.
While it is true that many miners used pans to sift the rivers for gold as time went on it became increasingly evident that panning was a slow and often ineffective method, so lost its use over time. Another method was the rocker or cradle, that would rock back in forth in the water alowing heavy objects, possibly gold, to sift through the holes for collection. Other methods, such as the long tom, and gold crushing were used as well. All of these processes were slow however and took many workers and lots of time.
1. Describe two significant economic impacts the California Gold Rush had on the United States.
2. Explain in depth two different tools used during the California Gold Rush.
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