The Inner Workings of Dredge #4
The largest wooden hulled gold mining bucket dredge in North America was run by electricity drawn from 31mi(50km) away. Designed by the Marion Steam Shovel Company, and built for the Canadian Klondike Mining Company in 1912, the dredge processed 18,000 cubic yards of material a day. The tailing piles these dredges make, scar the landscape for miles. Decommissioned in 1959, the dredge had unearthed 9 tons of gold grossing $8.6 million. It is now a historic site.