Historical information

A tin trunk used by the Rocky Mountain Extended Sluicing Company (Limited).


Mining played an important role in the history of Beechworth, for the township was established in the mid-1850s after gold was discovered in the area. The success of goldmining lead to the growth and development of early Beechworth.

The Rocky Mountain Company was a very successful gold mining company and had a big impact on the people and landscape of early Beechworth.

Physical description

A tin trunk painted in black with gold script painted on the front.

Inscriptions & markings

The Rocky Mountain Extended / Gold Slucing Company. (Limited /
BMM 8068