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Eugene Davis, gold prospector, operating "rocker". Rocks and sticks remain in the screened box at the top when water is sluiced over them and the contraption is rocked by the handle. Loose dirt and any mineral content washes below, the dirt gradually washing through and the heavy gold and minerals settling to the bottom and behind the ridges. Pinos Altos, New Mexico

Eugene Davis, gold prospector, operating "rocker". Rocks and sticks remain in the screened box at the top when water is sluiced over them and the contraption is rocked by the handle. Loose dirt and any mineral content washes below, the dirt gradually washing through and the heavy gold and minerals settling to the bottom and behind the ridges. Pinos Altos, New Mexico

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Date

01/01/1940
person

Contributors

Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
place

Location

Pinos Altos32.86341, -108.22144
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html

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