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Further views of the Gold Seeker at work

20th Century

These photographs show a group on the bank of a stream, watching, while one man rakes through gravel and mud from a sluice box or rocker, the favoured method of recovering gold in Wanlockhead and the Leadhills.


Taken from "A Photographic Record of a Holiday in Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire (with one or two views outside) August 1937".


This photograph album was compiled by H D Hewitt, January 9th 1938.  The group of people pictured are of a learned society, probably a geology group - who spent their time on field excursions to local places of geological significance.

Place of Production:
Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire
(portrait images) height 80mm, width 54mm; height 87mm, width 54mm; (landscape image) height 62mm, width 81mm
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1982.50.68 = 70
Digital Number:
DMPG031a; DMPG031b, DMPG031c
Creation Date:
10th August 1937
Dumfries & Galloway Council

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