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Mining & Quarrying

Gold & Other Minerals

Looking for gold

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This photograph shows a man sitting on the bank of a stream, using a sluice box, the favoured method of recovering gold in Wanlockhead and the Leadhills area.   

Place of Production:
Leadhills, Lanarkshire
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
length 192mm, width 241mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
PP/Mining&Quarrying/1
Digital Number:
DMPG002n
Creation Date:
1950s
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council