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An Archaeologist's Guide to Mining Terminology

mining, by any standards it was small scale and never likely to amount to much because of the small size of the ore bodies, the distance to markets, and problems associated with smelting the ore. TERMS ASSOCIATED WITH ALLUVIAL MINING alluvial gold: gold found in alluvium, ie riverine or estuarine deposits of sand or gravel.

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Alluvial records of medieval and prehistoric tin mining on

Waste sediment, released during hydraulic mining of alluvial tin deposits, caused downstream floodplain aggradation of sands with a diagnostic signature of elevated Sn concentration within the silt fraction. At a palaeochannel site in the Erme

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Why is That Hole so Big? An Analysis ofExpenditure Versus

the archaeology of mining; the circumstances surrounding expenditure versus gain in alluvial gold mining. Such a study is of relevance when it is considered that the 'industry and social structure of a mining town was determined to a great extent by the nature of its ore deposits.'1 This observation is more fully articulated by Lawrence:2

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The archaeology of Anthropocene rivers: water management

Dredging replaced sluicing in Victoria as the main form of alluvial mining from 1900 to the Second World War. Dredges operated on floating pontoons on or adjacent to waterways, and incorporated a continuous chain of buckets that dug into alluvial gravels, extracted the gold, and discharged the waste to the rear.

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Why is That Hole so Big?

the archaeology of mining; the circumstances surrounding expenditure versus gain in alluvial gold mining. Such a study is of relevance when it is considered that the industry and social structure of a mining town was determined to a great extent by the nature of its ore deposits.'1 This observation is more fully articulated by Lawrence:2

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Pegasus tin: archaeological survey of the Pegasus tin

survey is possibly New Zealand’s best preserved alluvial mining field, and the only tin mining field. The area has extremely high historical, interpretative and scientific values which, until now, have been largely unknown. Key words: Historic archaeology, industrial archaeology, mining, alluvial mining,

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An Archaeologist's Guide to Mining Terminology

The authors present a glossary of mining terminology commonly used in Australia and New Zealand. The definitions and useages come from historical and contemporary sources and consideration is given to those most frequently encountered by archaeologists. The terms relate to alluvial mining, hard rock mining, ore processing, and coal mining.

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(PDF) Harvesting Water on a Victorian Colonial Goldfield

In this paper we present a case study of the archaeology of water management on the Creswick alluvial goldfield in central Victoria. During the 1850s and 1860s, miners at Creswick constructed numerous dams and several hundred kilometres of races, many of which are well preserved on the goldfield today.

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ALLUVIAL DIAMOND MINING FACT SHEET

Alluvial diamond mining is the term used to describe the process through which diamonds are recovered from such deposits of sand, gravel and clay. Large concentrations of alluvial diamond deposits are mined on an industrial basis.

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Alluvial deposit geological feature Britannica

Alluvial deposit, Material deposited by rivers.It consists of silt, sand, clay, and gravel, as well as much organic matter.Alluvial deposits are usually most extensive in the lower part of a river’s course, forming floodplains and deltas, but they may form at any point where the river overflows its banks or where the flow of a river is checked.. They yield very fertile soils, such as those

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The archaeology of Anthropocene rivers: water management

Dredging replaced sluicing in Victoria as the main form of alluvial mining from 1900 to the Second World War. Dredges operated on floating pontoons on or adjacent to waterways, and incorporated a continuous chain of buckets that dug into alluvial gravels, extracted the gold, and discharged the waste to the rear.

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Why is That Hole so Big?

the archaeology of mining; the circumstances surrounding expenditure versus gain in alluvial gold mining. Such a study is of relevance when it is considered that the industry and social structure of a mining town was determined to a great extent by the nature of its ore deposits.'1 This observation is more fully articulated by Lawrence:2

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Pegasus tin: archaeological survey of the Pegasus tin

survey is possibly New Zealand’s best preserved alluvial mining field, and the only tin mining field. The area has extremely high historical, interpretative and scientific values which, until now, have been largely unknown. Key words: Historic archaeology, industrial archaeology, mining, alluvial mining,

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Amalgamation and Small-Scale Gold Mining at Ancient Sardis

The cyanide method dates to the 1880s (Craig et al., 2011) and therefore, chronologically, amalgamation must be reevaluated as the technology for small-scale alluvial gold mining at ancient Sardis. 2. Alluvial Gold Mining and Mercury. Placer, or alluvial gold was ancient man’s primary source of gold and provided two- thirds of the gold that

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(PDF) Harvesting Water on a Victorian Colonial Goldfield

In this paper we present a case study of the archaeology of water management on the Creswick alluvial goldfield in central Victoria. During the 1850s and 1860s, miners at Creswick constructed numerous dams and several hundred kilometres of races, many of which are well preserved on the goldfield today.

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The Archaeology of Underground Mining Landscapes

McGowan, Barry 1996 The Typology and Techniques of Alluvial Mining: The Example of the Shoalhaven and Mongarlowe Goldfields in Southern New South Wales. Australasian Historical Archaeology 14:34–45.

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(PDF) Gold Mining and its Effects through the Lens of an

dredging and alluvial mining activities by . small-scale miners. Archaeology and development are considered here from the point of view of the relevance of archaeological results to the

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Resources Rivers of Gold Understanding how gold mining

2015 Mercury Use and Loss from Gold Mining in Nineteenth-Century Victoria Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 127:44-54. 2015 Cornish Tin-Streamers and the Australian Gold Rush: Technology Transfer in Alluvial Mining Post-Medieval Archaeology 49 (2):99-113.

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(PDF) PLACERS AND PLACER MINING ResearchGate

Placer mining is the mining of stream bed (alluvial) deposits of economic m inerals. This may be This may be done by open-pit (also called open-cast mining ) or by various surface excavating

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Gold Mining and its Effects through the Lens of an

Gold Mining and its Effects through the Lens of an Archaeologist: Experiences from the Prestea Area, South Western Ghana D. Kumah¹*, E. Adum Nyarko² ¹TRACES Laboratory, University of Toulouse Jean Jaures, France and Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Arts, College of Humanities, University of Ghana, Legon.

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(PDF) Learning about Landscape: Archaeology of Water

Ritchie, N. 1981 Archaeological interpretation of alluvial gold tailing sites, central Hardesty, D. 2003 Mining rushes and landscape learning in the modern world. In Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 3:51-69 M. Rockman and J. Steele (eds), Colonisation of Unfamiliar Landscapes: The Ritchie, N. and R. Hooker 1997 An

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Investigating the Mining Heritage Significance for Kinta

Dec 03, 2013· (a) Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge, Kinta; (b) Google Earth; The location of Tg Tualang Tin Dredge Source: author 2013 Geologically Perak is known for its alluvial mining deposits which can be easily extracted using the This method, once used in Kinta district, focuses on panning, gravel pumping, hydraullicing and dredging that created the mining

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