Further views of the Gold Seeker at work

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.
Object no :
DMPG031a; DMPG031b, DMPG031c
Collection :
Creator :
E P Nicholson (portrait images)
Place of Production :
Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire
Dimensions :
(portrait images) height 80mm, width 54mm; height 87mm, width 54mm; (landscape image) height 62mm, width 81mm
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Location :
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Accession number :
DUMFM:1982.50.68 = 70
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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