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Prospecting Collection

Background imageProspecting Collection: Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran

Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran
Derrick Floor of an oil drilling rig, Iran

Background imageProspecting Collection: Share certificate for The Yukon Goldfields

Share certificate for The Yukon Goldfields
A share certificate for The Yukon Goldfields Limited, representing 35 shares. Gold deposits were first discovered along the Yukon River in Canada in 1896, and this triggered off a gold rush

Background imageProspecting Collection: Peru - Gold Prospecting

Peru - Gold Prospecting
Peru. - Prospecting for gold

Background imageProspecting Collection: Oil Field, Humble, Texas nr Houston USA - Mule-pulled tanker

Oil Field, Humble, Texas nr Houston USA - Mule-pulled tanker. Date: 1907

Background imageProspecting Collection: Prospector in Death Valley, California, USA

Prospector in Death Valley, California, USA
Prospector at work in Death Valley, California, USA. Date: circa 1930

Background imageProspecting Collection: J. B Robinson, South African prospector

J. B Robinson, South African prospector
J B Robinson, South African prospector for gold and diamonds, as a young man in a pith helmet

Background imageProspecting Collection: Prospectors camp at Pegleg and Sailors Gully, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Prospectors camp at Pegleg and Sailors Gully, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. Date: 1853

Background imageProspecting Collection: Panning for gold at Thompsons Point, on the River Turon in New South Wales

Panning for gold at Thompsons Point, on the River Turon in New South Wales, Australia. Date: 1853

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold Dredging at Kyebi (Kibi), Ghana, West Africa

Gold Dredging at Kyebi (Kibi), Ghana, West Africa Date: circa 1912

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold mining camp in America

Gold mining camp in America
A mining camp on a North-west American river Date: circa 1860s

Background imageProspecting Collection: Digging for gold in British Guiana (now Guyana)

Digging for gold in British Guiana (now Guyana). Placer washing as carried out by the tributor or Port Knocker. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageProspecting Collection: Lord Redesdale and Pamela Mitford

Lord Redesdale and Pamela Mitford
Lord Redesdale and his daughter Pamela Mitford preparing to depart to Canada to go gold prospecting in Northern Ontario. Date: 16th July 1930

Background imageProspecting Collection: Klondike / Leaving Nome

Klondike / Leaving Nome
Alaska miners leave Nome for Seattle as winter starts to close in and prospecting becomes impossible

Background imageProspecting Collection: Scenes from the Australian gold rush

Scenes from the Australian gold rush

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold Escort leaving for Melbourne, Australia

Gold Escort leaving for Melbourne, Australia
The Gold Escort leaving Castlemaine Camp in Victoria, Australia, for Melbourne

Background imageProspecting Collection: Illustrated London News cover - the Diamond Diggers

Illustrated London News cover - the Diamond Diggers
Front cover of The Illustrated London News showing two diamond diggers in South Africa, in the valley of the Vaal river, Orange Free State

Background imageProspecting Collection: Electrical gold finder

Electrical gold finder
Experiments with an electrical device to find gold underground. Date: 1892

Background imageProspecting Collection: Prospectors in Australia rejoice at finding gold at last

Prospectors in Australia rejoice at finding gold at last. Date: 1850s

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold prospectors on the way to Coolgardie, Australia

Gold prospectors on the way to Coolgardie, Australia
Gold prospectors on the hundred-mile journey to Coolgardie in Western Australia, some with carts, others pushing wheelbarrows. Date: 1850s

Background imageProspecting Collection: The Burra Burra copper-mine in South Australia

The Burra Burra copper-mine in South Australia, showing the surface operations. 1848

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold rush in New South Wales, Australia

Gold rush in New South Wales, Australia
Loading a horse with necessities for a months encampment at the gold digging site, Ophir, near Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. Date: 1851

Background imageProspecting Collection: Skaguay, Alaska, USA

Skaguay, Alaska, USA
Skaguay (Skagway), Alaska, USA Date: circa 1902

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold Prospecting party testing the reef, South Africa

Gold Prospecting party testing the reef, South Africa Date: 1904

Background imageProspecting Collection: Southern Africa - Gold Prospecting

Southern Africa - Gold Prospecting
Working underground in a South African goldmine - using a machine drill Date: 1907

Background imageProspecting Collection: Canada - Typical Mining Scene

Canada - Typical Mining Scene
British Columbia, Canada - Typical Mining Scene showing two prospectors blowing black sand from placer gold. The word placer refers to the alluvial deposits in modern or ancient stream beds

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold prospectors at Coolgardie, Western Australia

Gold prospectors at Coolgardie, Western Australia
Gold prospectors at Coolgardie in Western Australia -- the streets were filled with swagger and riot. Date: 1850s

Background imageProspecting Collection: Camp in the Mountains of Iran

Camp in the Mountains of Iran
A temporary camp in the mountains of Iran, close to oil exploration works undertaken in the early 1920s by British Petroleum

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gas Separators - Middle East

Gas Separators - Middle Eastern Oil Field Date: circa 1925

Background imageProspecting Collection: The debatable Land in British Guiana. A Gold Prospecting Par

The debatable Land in British Guiana. A Gold Prospecting Par
Illustration showing a shanty town of gold propectors, out for the main chance, a British flag in the foreground

Background imageProspecting Collection: German Dowser

German Dowser
Ein Ruthen Ganger - a German dowser prospecting for metals

Background imageProspecting Collection: America. Montana miners

America. Montana miners
Miners prospecting for gold in Fort Laramie, USA

Background imageProspecting Collection: Digging for diamonds in South Africa

Digging for diamonds in South Africa
People digging for diamonds in South Africa

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold prospectors and families in camp, Australia

Gold prospectors and families in camp, Australia
Prospectors and their families panning for gold in Australia

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold prospectors panning in Australia

Gold prospectors panning in Australia
Prospectors panning for gold in Australia

Background imageProspecting Collection: Gold prospector panning in Australia

Gold prospector panning in Australia
A gold prospector raising a bit of colour -- panning for gold in Australia

Background imageProspecting Collection: Panning for gold on the River Turon, Australia

Panning for gold on the River Turon, Australia
Panning for gold at Sheep Station Point, on the River Turon in New South Wales, Australia


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