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Gold wiggled its way into Nova Scotia about 500 million years ago and has continued to shape the landscape and lives of Nova Scotians ever since.

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Gold specimen from Nova Scotia containing 17.7 troy ounces. Watercolour painting by Frederick Nichols from the 1860s showing one of the stamp mill buildings at Goldenville. Sidney Crosby holding his 2010 Olympic gold medal for men's ice hockey. Prospector washing gold using a gold cradle at The Ovens, Lunenburg County in the 1950s.
Gold wiggled its way into Nova Scotia about 500 million years ago shape the landscape

Gold Mining

Close-up of a black and white photo showing a tributer miner at the Goldenville Gold District.

Discover what sparked gold rush fever in Nova Scotia and how gold mining today differs from the past.

Gold Map »

Gold Rushes »

Moose River Disaster »

Gold In Nature

Photograph of a gold pan containing gravel and placer gold.

Dig up the dirt on why gold is so captivating and how it came to exist in Nova Scotia.

What is Gold? »

Gold's Effect on Nova Scotia »

Two Types of Gold Deposits »

Gold In Society

Anne Murray’s first gold record for “Snowbird”.

Uncover some of the reasons we are so fascinated by the glitter and glamour of gold.

Gold as Currency »

Golden Words »

Gold as Reward »

Gold In Art

Close-up of artist Emily Seaboyer’s hands as she polishes a gold ring.

Investigate the role artists played in recording our gold rush history and how gold is used in their creations.

Art as Documentation  »

Gold as Decoration »

Artists »