7) Mine Tunnel Miner's Tools

Picks, Pick-Axes, Crucibles and Lanterns

7) Mine Tunnel Miner's Tools

The Original Gold Rush Colony on the NSW South Coast has a display in the mine tunnel, of the simple tools used by the shaft and drive Mogo miners of the 1850's demonstrate how back breaking the job was. The different lengths and weights of the picks and pick-axes were used for different surfaces, maintained by the village blacksmith. Miners often worked from a single lantern light in dangerous conditions.

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