last quarter of 19th c. more to the 1870's portion
35.75 in HIGH x 24 in WIDE x 1.625 in DEEP
(90.80 cm HIGH x 60.96 cm WIDE x 4.13 cm DEEP)
Gift of Bob Randolph

Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush. Jan. 24, 1998 - Oct. 31, 1999

Tool. Description: pick, metal head with wood handle; head shows less wear than one might expect, fitted to handle with a leather gasket at the top of handle fitting into inside of pick head, with Tang type attachment. Dimensions: pick head 25" x 1-1/2", handled added to pick head 35 7/8" long. History: Found in the Mother Lode of California. References/Remarks: handle is probably of hickory. (Norm Wilson, 5/97) The tang-type attachement of the head to the handle is a style originally developed in Germany.

Used: Mother Lode | Mining

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