Even today, mining isn’t without its perils… and back in the good ol’ days, when prospectors used picks and shovels, alarms were frequent!
Check out the whole MOC (My Own Creation) below!
With this high view you can get a look at what sort of disaster menaced the miners this time around… water!
Quite a serious problem especially before the days of steam or electric pumps!
No use leaving a nugget behind though, if it comes quickly to hand! 😉
Fortunately, it looks like all five miners escaped.
This is one of those creations where the limitations for camera angles really make much of the build invisible or just shadow background… but I still enjoyed trying out some new things with the sand “rock.” For one thing, I introduced several layers of dark flesh colored bricks, and I also tried to see how many odd silver pieces I could use (a couple of wolverine claws, a fish, horn, and visor, to name a few). Then too, the cracks in the side were a new experiment, and definitely one that I think adds a lot to the whole build!
Speaking of cracks, I’ll leave you with a parting shot! Enjoy! 😀
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