late 19th c.
Gift of Mr. James Sorce

Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush. Jan. 24, 1998 - Oct. 31, 1999 "Shaping California: The Unfinished History", Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life, Spet. 1993 - June 1994

Miner's pick. Description: Cast steel pick head, with short prongs, called "Chinese Pick", wood handle with hanging hole at base. Condition: Fair, head rusted and loose, handle splintering near head. 76 cm. Remarks: type preferred by Chinese miners, with short headed prongs, California mother lode locale. (Norm Wilson 10/7/96) Pick head commercially produced. Points have been repaired (seams are visible) and are newer. (Ray Hillman, 4/97) This is a drifting pick.

Used: hard rock mining | Chinese American | Gold mining | Placer mining

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