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Miner's Sinking Bucket

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Mining Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Miner's Sinking Bucket
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This is the iron bucket that was filled with rock at the bottom of a mining shaft and hauled up to be processed either as ore or waste. This bucket is approximately two-and-a-half feet tall at the opening, and two feet in diameter. The bail at the top adds another foot-and-a-half. The bottom of the bucket has rusted away. See image for construction details.

A brass nameplate mounted near the top opening indicates that it was made by the Galigher Machinery Company of Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. State: Utah City: Date: HWAC# 85736