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Steve Herschbach

History Of Placer Mining In Nevada

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 I fully expect you to write a glorious addendum to that article by the end of this coming summer.

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How did these dredging operations work exactly? I thought Nevada was all desert pretty much and no water for bucket line dredges?

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That Nevada has no water would be a misperception on your part Tom. I live in Reno and we have a beautiful river running through the middle of the town. The Manhattan dredge was a very large floating bucket line dredge. There is an excellent picture of it at http://yankee-nevadan.weebly.com/manhattan-nevada.html

http://www.kecnv.com/InterpretiveWorks/ManhattanGulchMarker.pdf

http://www.kecnv.com/InterpretiveWorks/DredgeFlipBook/files/mobile/index.html#1

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