Sluice fork; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.861.1

Name/Title

Sluice fork

About this object

A 10 pronged fork used when sluicing for gold. Prongs are curved and placed 20mm apart. Has no handle but twisted rope and wire around the top indicate it may have been attached by this at some stage. A cardboard note attached reads, "Sluice fork used by miners to throw out stones."

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Period

1850's - 1920's

Medium and Materials

Alloy, steel

Inscription and Marks

Attached cardboard note "Sluice fork used by miners to throw out stones."

Measurements

L 400mm X W 265mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Goldmining

Subject and Association Keywords

Tools

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Goldmining equipment

Object number

CR1977.861.1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Gold
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