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GOLD RUSH TECH

GOLD RUSH TECH

Wild West Tech

A fascinating quick introduction, the first 13 minutes of this History Channel documentary show how gold miners worked in the days of the '49ers. Reenactments and scenes from vintage movies demonstrate how to pan for gold; show how panning evolved to using cradles, long toms, and sluices; and reveal "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of hydraulic mining. The program also covers Marshall's moment of discovery, the geology of gold, the invention of blue jeans, and early revolvers. "Hard rock" deep-mining techniques are shown in later segments about Nevada's Comstock Lode and other gold booms. Hosted and narrated by Keith Carradine. Grades 4 and up. Color. 50 minutes. A&E. ©2004.

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FE308DV-WBSSS DVD $24.98

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