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Hanging Flume

Added by yongli on 11/09/2015 - 13:05, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 04:39

Hanging Flume, 1890

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The hanging flume is a three-sided, six-foot-wide and four-foot-deep wooden trough that is suspended for ten miles along sandstone walls 150 feet or more above the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers. During late nineteenth-century gold rushes , many Western mining companies built flumes to get water to...
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