gold miners working the Nine Mile Beach sand

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gold miners working the Nine Mile Beach sand.

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gold miners working the Nine Mile Beach sand for gold near Charleston, beach-combing - sluicing the beach sands, water was brought to the portable tables by means of calico hoses and the sand was shovelled into a hopper box to be sluiced over the tables by the stream from the hose, it was recognised that not more than 60% of the gold from the claims on the high ground at Charleston was captured by the claim owners, approx 40% was escaping with the tailings into the sludge channels and from there into the Nile River and thence into the sea from which it was washed by the tides onto the nearby beaches and from here it was gathered by the beach-combers

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