The Alaskan Flight crew visits a gold mine in operation near Fairbanks, Alaska.
Fairbanks Alaska USA Date:1934 Duration:3 min 1 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Alaskan scenes photographed by cameraman with the U.S. Army Air Corps' 1934 Alaska Flight. Placer mining for gold, near Fairbanks, Alaska. Heavy stream of water directed at edge if a stream, to wash away loose dirt and expose more stable layers of gravel, where gold may be found. Views of channels cut from the high pressure hose. A giant dredge that operates 24 hours a day, digging up riverbed to depth of 30 feet, sifting out heavier material (gold) and discharging the tailings behind, as it moves along. Closeup of the dredge. Steel buckets connected to a conveyer, being raised in the process. A pet black bear cub playing in a tub of water and later, in a tree. Two Bear cubs playing in a tree.
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