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Digital Image - Altering course of Reedy Creek, El Dorado

From the Collection of El Dorado Museum Association Inc. 136 Main Street El Dorado Victoria

Description
Black and white photograph of men with using horse and scoops to alter the course of the creek. Some men are standing beside the dry river watching the men work. At the back of the image there are hills with trees growing on them.
Object Registration
MM0006
Keywords
el dorado, eldorado, mining, gold, tin, sluicing, reedy creek, cocks pioneer
Historical information
Cocks Pioneer Gold and Tin Mines NL (1914-29 and 1934-41) carried out large-scale hydraulic sluicing - electronically driven from power generated at a ​steam power plant. The mine was the second highest dividend-paying mine in Victoria in 1935, with a total gold production of 3,560 kg.
Inscriptions & Markings
Handwritten across the front: 'Altering course of creek. Eldorado'
Last updated
12 Aug 2020 at 2:58PM