There is an abrupt edge where the property ends. Between the 1860s and 1900 the river banks were extensively sluiced for gold. Water under pressure shifts a lot of gravel.
|Water moved the gravel. The inconvenient large boulders were stacked away to the side.|
The problem the old miners had was how to shift it and sort it. Water was the best way. But you had to get the water, use it with enough pressure to shift things and have somewhere for it to drain.
|Sluiced area at the rear of the property now. 2010. See our back gate at the top.|
|There are miles of sluicing remnants along the river.|
What was left then was a series of what look like walls. These "walls" are important and are protected archaeological sites.
|Walls still there. 2010. 100 -150 years later.|