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Background imageMineral Collection: Coal mine in England, 1850s

Coal mine in England, 1850s
Removing coal in the Bradley mine, Staffordshire, England, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s

Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s
Australian prospectors panning for gold, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s

Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s
Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, during the mining boom, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: Panning for gold, California

Panning for gold, California
Reenactor panning for gold on the American River, where the Gold Rush started, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00012

EVNT2A-00012
Prospectors panning for gold in the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: California Gold Rush prospectors

California Gold Rush prospectors
California prospectors washing gravel in a stream, looking for gold. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: Sault Sainte Marie Canal, US / Canada border, 1880s

Sault Sainte Marie Canal, US / Canada border, 1880s
Ships entering Sault Sainte Marie Canal connecting Lakes Superior and Huron on the US/Canada border, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: Lead mining in Missouri, mid-1800s

Lead mining in Missouri, mid-1800s
Extracting lead ore in Granby, Missouri, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: BUSN2A-00126

BUSN2A-00126
Tunnel in a California mine, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: BUSN2A-00176

BUSN2A-00176
Miners digging and loading coal into an underground mule-drawn cart in Pennsylvania, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: Coal mine disaster in England, 1860s

Coal mine disaster in England, 1860s
Volunteers lowered into a coal mine to attempt rescue of trapped miners in England, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EXPL2A-00154

EXPL2A-00154
Natives working in the Spanish mines of Mexico. Hand-colored woodcut of a DeBry engraving

Background imageMineral Collection: BUSN2A-00231

BUSN2A-00231
Interior view of the salt-works in West Virginia. 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: Michigan iron mine, 1800s

Michigan iron mine, 1800s
Republic Iron Mine in Upper Michigan, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00151

EVNT2A-00151
Prospectors finding gold in a Georgia stream, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00242

EVNT2A-00242
Prospectors working the Gregory gold diggings in the Colorado Rockies, May 1859. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00311

EVNT2A-00311
Henry Biglers diary entry marking James Marshalls gold discovery at Sutters Mill, California, 1848. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageMineral Collection: Prospector in the California Gold Rush

Prospector in the California Gold Rush
California prospector hoping to strike it rich. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2C-00012

EVNT2C-00012
Prospector panning for gold near Sutters Mill in the American River, Coloma, California. Composite of hand-colored woodcut and digital photograph

Background imageMineral Collection: BUSN2A-00222

BUSN2A-00222
Nevada silver miners changing the shift, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: BUSN2A-00078

BUSN2A-00078
Coal miners tamping an explosive charge in a tunnel, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: BUSN2A-00180

BUSN2A-00180
Coal miners emerging from the shaft after their nine hours of toil are ended, early 1900s. Hand-colored halftone of a photograph

Background imageMineral Collection: BUSN2A-00071

BUSN2A-00071
Women screening coal coming out of a mine in England, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00220

EVNT2A-00220
Gold Rush prospectors washing sediments from a stream to find nuggets in California. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: Prospector trespassing on the Ute Reservation, 1870s

Prospector trespassing on the Ute Reservation, 1870s
White miner caught illegally prospecting on the Ute reservation, Colorado, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00175

EVNT2A-00175
Prospectors finding gold in a stream during the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00106

EVNT2A-00106
Prospectors panning for gold during the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00096

EVNT2A-00096
Sutters Mill, site of James Marshalls discovery of gold in California, 1848. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: EVNT2A-00005

EVNT2A-00005
Prospector washing pebbles from a stream using a cradle device to sparate gold nuggets. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMineral Collection: BUSN2A-00236

BUSN2A-00236
Mule train going into the silver mines of Colorado. Hand-colored haltone of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration


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