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USA, Oregon, Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 07:58:12 PM »
Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area
Cracker Creek Museum of Mining
Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge
https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=174

This waterway was the vein of life during the boom days of the gold rush. The landscape still bears the scars. Miles of tailings line the banks of the river, a remembrance from the prosperous days of mining. The Sumpter Valley Dredge -- the centerpiece of our park -- left much of the rocky footprint that you'll see on your trek along Highway 7. The dredge is an important link to Oregon's pioneering past and development. It is one of the largest and most accessible gold dredges in the U.S.

SW of Sumpter near Cracker Creek, Sumpter, Baker, Oregon, USA

Also see:
https://www.mindat.org/a/sumpterdredge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumpter_Valley_Gold_Dredge