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Sluice mining was the earliest form of mining for precious metals in any given area. With a metal pan, and a small wooden chute called a “sluice”, a miner could separate the heavier gold particles from the dirt and rocks in the stream.  Once this kind of mining verified the existence of gold, miners would try to find the source of the gold “dust” and sink shaft mines into the earth.  This is a photo that accompanies a set of figures for a sluice mining scene.  The figures must be painted by the purchaser.               
Here are some of the figures I painted. I have to work on my eye technique. Some of them look like they got into a saloon brawl last night.
Here are the rest of the figures I painted. Somewhere along my Animas River I’ll have a small scene with these guys.
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