Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mining Sleuce with Riffle Base






This was on the verge for most of January 2020. First dumped outside the North Annandale, then migrating to the Annandale Shops. On 23 January, I finally succumbed and took it home. 
Puzzled by what it was, I sought the help of the facebook group StreetbountyInnerWest

The group came up with four leads.
  1. Part of a Beehive
  2. Washing Board
  3. Roof Vent (eg in a Gable)
  4. Mining Sleuce
With these leads this object would appear to be a Mining Sleuce Box with Riffles to strain the gold.
"After the soil of a hillside was turned into a slurry with water, it waschannelled down the hill into sluice boxes, where minerals were caught on “riffles” in the boxes."...https://maas.museum/changing-landscapes-mining-and-rural-infrastructure/



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Gold Mining Links to Annandale


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