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Travels in the Interior of Brazil,: Particulary in the Gold and Diamond ... - Page 72
by John Mawe - 1812 - 366 pages
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 8; Volume 16, Part 2

William Hendry Stowell - Literary Criticism - 1812
...two or three feet. On each step, stand •ix or eight negroes, who, as the water tiows gently from above, keep the earth continually in motion with shovels,...liquid mud and washed below. The particles of gold containedin this earth descend to the trench, where, by reason of their specific gravity, they quickly...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1812
...of two or three feet. On each step, stand six or eight negroes, who, as the water ilows gently from above, keep the earth continually in motion with shovels,...whole is reduced to liquid mud and washed below. The panicles of gold contained in this earth descend to the trench, where, by reason of their specific...
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Travels in South America

William Bingley - South America - 1820 - 346 pages
...or three feet deep is formed. On each step stand six or eight negroes, who, as the water flows from above, keep the earth continually in motion with shovels, until the whole is reduced to a liquid mud which is washed below. The particles of gold contained in this mud descend into the trench,...
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A new translation and exposition of the very ancient book of Job; with notes ...

Job (the patriarch) - 1827
...step stands six or eight negroes, who, as the water flows gently from above, keep the earth gently in motion with shovels, until the whole is reduced...particles of gold contained in this earth, descend with it into a trench beloiv, where, by reason of their specific gravity, they quickly precipitate....
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The Modern Traveller: A Description, Geographical, Historical, and ..., Volume 4

Josiah Conder - Voyages and travels - 1830
...of two or three feet. On each step stand six or eight negroes, who, as the water flows gently from above, keep the earth continually in motion with shovels,...particles of gold contained in this earth descend to the the trench, where, by reason of their specific gravity, they quickly precipitate. Workmen are continually...
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The Ladies' Repository, and Gatherings of the West, Volume 2

Religion - 1842
...of two or three feet. On each step stand six or eight negroes, who, as the water flows gently from above, keep the earth continually in motion with shovels,...by reason of their specific gravity, they quickly precipitale. Workmen are continually employed at the trench to remove the stones, and clear away the...
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Sketches of residence and travels in Brazil

Daniel Parish Kidder - 1845
...WASHING. or three feet. On each step stand six or eight negroes, who, as the water flows gently from above, keep the earth continually in motion with shovels,...to the trench, where, by reason of their specific gra^ vity, they quickly precipitate. Workmen are continually employed at the trench to remove the stones,...
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A new key to unlock every kingdom, state, and province in the known world

A G. Hamilton - 1850
...of two or three feet. On each step stand six or eight negroes, who, as the water flows gently from above, keep the earth continually in motion with shovels,...to liquid mud, and washed below. The particles of fold contained in this earth descend to the trench, where, y reason of their specific gravity, they...
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Orr's Circle of the Sciences: Inorganic nature] Geology, mineralogy, and ...

William Somerville Orr - Science - 1855
...two or throe', feet ; on each step stand six or eight negroes, who, as the water flows gently from above, keep the earth continually in motion with shovels,...liquid mud and washed below. The particles of gold containc-d in this earth descend to the trench, where, by reason of their specific gravity, they quickly...
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Australia and its gold fields: A historical sketch of the progress of the ...

Edward Hammond Hargraves - Australia - 1855 - 240 pages
...water flowed gently from above, kept the earth continually in motion with shovels, until the whole was reduced to liquid mud, and washed below. The particles of gold contained in the earth would descend to the trench, where, by reason of their specific gravity, they would quickly...
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