Title

Hydraulic Mining from California to British Columbia the Long Way

Abstract

The use of streams of water to remove minerals in a controlled fashion has been known for millennia. However it has only been in the last 150 years that the tool has found a wider industrial application. The paper traces some of the highlights of the technical developments as the tool moved from a simple nozzle on the end of a rawhide hose being used to mine gold in California, to the sophisticated, remotely controlled machine that mined 3,000 tons of coal a shift from an underground mine in Canada.

Meeting Name

National Association of Mining Organizations' Conference

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Peak District Mines Historical Society, All rights reserved.

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