360° VR Panoramas of the Northern Yukon Territory
Gold Dredge Number 4 National Historic Site of Canada
Bonanza Creek, near Dawson City in the Klondike mining district, Yukon Territory, Canada


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Gold Dredge Number 4, still undergoing restoration

Gold Dredge Number 4, still undergoing restoration

Built in 1913 and abandoned when it stopped being profitable in 1959, Gold Dredge Number 4 was adopted by Parks Canada

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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Gold Dredge Number 4, viewed from the Parks Canada office

Gold Dredge Number 4, viewed from the Parks Canada office

Gold Dredge Number 4, its renovation nearing completion, is now a National Historic Site of Canada

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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Electric motors and cable reels inside Gold Dredge Number 4

Electric motors and cable reels inside Gold Dredge Number 4

Tours of Gold Dredge Number 4 take one inside this huge machine

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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The stacker on the stern of Gold Dredge Number 4

The stacker on the stern of Gold Dredge Number 4

Looking out the back of the dredge at the stacker, which swung back and forth disposing of the washed gravels

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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The rotating trommel inside Gold Dredge Number 4

The rotating trommel inside Gold Dredge Number 4

The trommel is a huge rotating screen that separates coarse material from fine and begins the process of sifting it for gold

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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Electric motors and gears inside Gold Dredge Number 4

Electric motors and gears inside Gold Dredge Number 4

The huge gold dredges ran on electricty, with many large electric motors, gears and pulleys

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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Parks Canada guide Sue Taylor inside Gold Dredge Number 4

Parks Canada guide Sue Taylor inside Gold Dredge Number 4

Parks Canada interpreter Sue Taylor showed me around Gold Dredge Number 4

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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The control room at Gold Dredge Number 4

The control room at Gold Dredge Number 4

The control room of Gold Dredge Number 4, with huge levers, rheostats, and radiators to disperse excess heat

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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Sluice boxes inside Gold Dredge Number 4

Sluice boxes inside Gold Dredge Number 4

It was in the sluice boxes or shaker trays that the gold was separated from the sand and gravel

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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The bucketline on Gold Dredge Number 4

The bucketline on Gold Dredge Number 4

The bucketline that dug up the earth and brought it into the dredge, still under renovation

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Date photographed: August 29, 2010
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