Tools & Techniques - Australian gold rush 1850's-60's
Early Gold Mining Methods . Miners during the early Gold Rush years wanted only one thing: gold. . and yet gold pans were probably the most ineffective of all the miner's tools, even though that is what most miners used early on. . a vein or two of gold feeding into the stream may be close at hand. Fortunately for the miners, gold has an .Gold Mining and Historical Museum - Education. With the forge and anvil they made and maintained all mining tools - picks, gads, moils, wedges, working-out bars,, The students were able to view the tools used by gold miners in the 1850s and they heard many stories of their hardships.