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MCU wooden trough used by early gold miners to sift through soil and rocks from creek bed, a shovel is used to move debris through, a hand reaches down to throw a rock out. MCU forty-niner panning for gold, slowly swirling water around in traditional gold pan, he picks out a rock or two and throws them away. Low angle MCU old male miner in miss-matched flannel leading his donkey (burro, mule) past camera. CU gold collecting in miner's pan as water is swirled. MS miner squatting in creek with his gold pan. CU mining pan with silt in bottom, hands carefully dip it into water and wash / filter the sediment. CU hands agitating pan filled with creek sediment. CU sediment in pan. CU small amount of gold collected in pan, an old-fashioned knife is used to push the gold chunks around.