Gold Panning Water Wheel, Columbia, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 38° 02.048 W 120° 24.060
10S E 728098 N 4212790
Quick Description: Water Wheel used for gold panning
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2015 5:36:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQ7T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:

This wheel is part of a display demonstrating the technology of gold panning. The wheel has a diameter of about four feet. It is driven by water running through a wooden trough. The display is part of the Hidden Treasure Gold Mine in Columbia State Historic Park.

Unfortunately, during the week (when we visited) the equipment is just on display and there is no water running through the trough. At the weekend, however, the wheel and other equipment are used for demonstrations, giving children a chance to experience gold panning as the Fourtyniners did.

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