• Creator
  • Bell & Co.
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1900
  • Description
  • The last stage in the gold mining process was called the cleanup. After the last of the gold was washed from the last bit of pay dirt, the miners weighed it to see how much gold they had gotten.This photo shows a group of spectators watching a cleanup at Cooper Gulch. A mine worker holds a rake while water washes through the the last of the gravel in the bottom of a sluice. The claim owner or manager is probably one of the onlookers. The exact... more
    The last stage in the gold mining process was called the cleanup. After the last of the gold was washed from the last bit of pay dirt, the miners weighed it to see how much gold they had gotten.This photo shows a group of spectators watching a cleanup at Cooper Gulch. A mine worker holds a rake while water washes through the the last of the gravel in the bottom of a sluice. The claim owner or manager is probably one of the onlookers. The exact location of Cooper Gulch in Alaska or the Yukon Territory is unknown. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle