By Clark C. Spence
Author Clark Spence makes a speciality of the 2 most vital forms of dredges within the state—the bucket-line dredge and the dragline dredge—and describes their financing, operation, difficulties, and impression at the kingdom and atmosphere. those dredges made it attainable to paintings flooring formerly deemed untouchable simply because bedrock the place gold accumulated may well now be reached. yet they have been additionally hugely harmful to the surroundings. As those large machines floated alongside, they dumped particles that harmed the streams and destroyed natural world habitat, finally prompting nation laws and federal recovery of a few of the state’s crippled waterways.
Providing a checklist of Idaho’s dredging historical past for the 1st time, this e-book is an important contribution to the information and figuring out of Western mining, its expertise, and its total improvement as a tremendous of the 20 th century.
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