The Steampunk World

Being the continued explorations of a living steampunk.

The steampunk world is all around us, lying just out of sight, in a continuous thread of steampunk builders and culture that extends from the Victorian era to the present. You'll find no science fiction here: This is real life steampunk.

Friday, July 24, 2009

El Dorado Gold Sledge

Location: El Dorado, Victoria

The largest mobile machine ever made is Bagger 288, a bucket excavator in Germany. Australia used many bucket-dredge style excavators to mine riverbanks for gold during the 1900s. Most ended up scrapped or dismantled and shipped to China. El Dorado, Victoria, briefly installed walkways to make their massive dredge into a tourist attraction, but then closed it due to liability concerns sometime before 2009.

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