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Wills' Cigarette Card - 'Dredging for Gold'


A historic gold dredge

A historic gold dredge [Card Text:]

WILLS's CIGARETTES
A SERIES OF 50

GOLD.

Dredging for Gold.
N. America.

    Specially-designed steam dredgers are extensively used in America and Australia to work the gold-bearing gravel of the river beds. The dredge, by means of an endless chain of buckets, brings up the gravel and empties it into a hopper. From this it passes into revolving screens which separate the fine material from the coarse. The fine sand contains the bulk of the gold, which is extracted by means of quick-silvered plates.











To Gold Dredges in the North

The card is an original in the collection of Murray Lundberg