Hydraulic mining in the Ester gold fields near Fairbanks, ca. 1960's
Caption on image: Hydraulic placer mining in the Ester gold fields near Fairbanks is fast replacing the old dredges which in turn replaced the early day panning and rocker boxes. This operation using high pressure water to wash down the gold bearing earth also makes good use of a bulldozer and clam-shell shovels, in the successful recovery of gold.--Pacific Northern Airlines photo.Clifford 156.
Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2013