15 inch metal gold panning dish, purchased from James McEwan & Co in 1961. This pan is typical of style of gold pans used during the Victorian gold rushes of the 1850s.

Gold panning is the oldest method of extracting gold and is also one of the simplest, wide, shallow pans are filled with sand and gravel that may contain gold. The pan is submerged in water and shaken, sorting the gold from the gravel and other material. The lighter material is gradually washed over the lip of the pan until only the heavy deposits, such as gold, remain at the bottom.

Physical Description

Round metal gold panning dish.

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