Spoon dredge bucket; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR2012.085

Name/Title

Spoon dredge bucket

About this object

Remains of a spoon dredge bucket. The earliest of dredges. A leather or canvas bag was tied around an iron loop attached to a pole.The spoon was dragged towards the bow by a winch then lifted and the contents emptied into a sluice box. A pump driven by a water wheel provided water for working the gravel in the box.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Period

1860's

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Processed metal, iron

Measurements

H 1720mm x L 780mm x W 210mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold dredging

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold

Subject and Association Keywords

Goldmining

Subject and Association Keywords

Mining

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Dredging equipment

Object number

CR2012.085

Copyright Licence  

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Gold
Mining

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