2 Old Fashioned Gold Mining in Georgia

Old Fashioned Gold Mining in Georgia

Posted on April 30, 2014 by tim


During the Stalin’s period gold mining prospered in different corners of the USSR. The lack of this metal determined the gold finders to cherish. The Soviet state wasn’t considering the costs of such gold because again, of the great lack of this material. After Iosiv Stalin’s death such large-scale mining operations were stopped. Now, in Georgia some citizens are refreshing their grandfathers methods.

Only several families mine gold.

But farming is their main job.

Also some citizens are producing hooch.

Gold is mined near the river.

An old-fashioned machinery still works good.

But sometimes a little repair and tuning is needed.

A stone helps to fix wooden trough.

The principle of washing gold is simple, gold is heavier, and it settles on the bottom of the trough, and if it blows by the water, it gets stuck at the end of  the trough, where is  board with slats attached under which  the rags are being put.

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2 Responses to “Old Fashioned Gold Mining in Georgia”

  1. Tom says:

    Would love to meet those people in real life, they seem so nice.

  2. Mandea says:

    Beware of some Canadian guys named Gabriel Resources…They might come and offer you great “jobs opportunity” working for them and poisoning the river with cyanide. See Romania’s Rosia Montana Gold Corporation if you have pacience reading about it.

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