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Arrowtown's GOLD fun @ the Arrow!

Monday, 12th November 2012

Arrowtown's GOLD fun @ the Arrow!

Sluice box action!  

  • Arrowtown's GOLD fun @ the Arrow!Sluice box action!
  • Arrowtown's GOLD fun @ the Arrow!Washing
  • Arrowtown's GOLD fun @ the Arrow!Cradle time

Today our most local school, Arrowtown came and learnt all about gold mining!!! The four Year 7 & 8 classes spent a one hour session each perfecting three different mining methods in the Arrow River - panning, cradling and sluicing! They also hand washed a dirty apron using a washboard!

Some were already mining experts - thanks to the boys with their sluice!! And quite a few others found gold!! Well done.

We hope you had a good time & look forward to your comments on this blog.

Comments (1)

What a great day- lucrative too !
The sun shone and the gold sparkled. We just felt lucky we could go home for a nice meal and a good sleep after goldmining, not like the miners of old!

By: Sue B on Tuesday, 13th November 2012 @ 08:36:14