By Clark C. Spence
Author Clark Spence specializes in 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 impact at the nation and surroundings. those dredges made it attainable to paintings floor formerly deemed untouchable simply because bedrock the place gold accumulated might 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 flora and fauna habitat, ultimately prompting nation rules and federal recovery of a few of the state’s crippled waterways.
Providing a list of Idaho’s dredging historical past for the 1st time, this publication is an important contribution to the data and knowing of Western mining, its expertise, and its total improvement as an incredible of the 20 th century.
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