Hydraulic mining on Bonanza Creek, Yukon territory, ca. 1899
- Curtis, Asahel, 1874-1941
On verso of image: Dawson-Hydraulic mining on Bonanza Creek. Following the hand milling the creek claims passed into larger holdings. $8,000,000 was spent on a flume line from the upper Klondike River and the hills were washed away. Even in the summer the lands of the North are frozen to unknown depths and can be washed down only as they thaw.
Photograph : silver gelatin, b&w
Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2002