• Creator
  • Hegg, Eric A., 1867-1948
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1898
  • Description
  • Miners used water running through sluice boxes to wash the gold out of the pay dirt. Lumber for the sluice boxes was cut from the surrounding hills and finished in a nearby sawmill. As the hills were cleared, lumber became even more expensive. By the time this photo was taken, large mining companies had begun to replace small scale mining operations.This photo of sluice systems and pay dirt was taken by Eric Hegg at Bonanza Creek, near Dawson,... more
    Miners used water running through sluice boxes to wash the gold out of the pay dirt. Lumber for the sluice boxes was cut from the surrounding hills and finished in a nearby sawmill. As the hills were cleared, lumber became even more expensive. By the time this photo was taken, large mining companies had begun to replace small scale mining operations.This photo of sluice systems and pay dirt was taken by Eric Hegg at Bonanza Creek, near Dawson, Yukon Territory. The name of the claim, 7 below on Bonanza, means that this was the 7th claim below the original strike at Bonanza Creek. 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