A tool used by gold miners in conjunction with a rocker box. It allowed the user to dip water from a water saver and pour it onto the gold bearing gravels in the rocker box. This dipper is known as a secondary use tool because it was made out of existing item. In this case that item is the lard can. Like many things in the Yukon, this dipper was fashioned out an old tin. Due to lack of supplies prospectors had to be inventive in fashioning devices they required.
Dawson City Museum, Dawson City