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During the gold rush of 1849 CE, people used several different mining methods. Pickaxes were used both to break apart and dig in the ground as well as to break apart large stones.Ê

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Pickaxes are generally used to break up rocky surfaces or hard areas, particularly useful for mining to get through rocks and break them into smaller rocks.

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They used it for smashing quartz or rocks containing gold.

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