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  • "Glory Hole" Stirling Zinc Mine

    "Glory Hole" Stirling Zinc Mine

    The "Glory Hole" (i.e. opening on the original discovery zone) at the Stirling Zinc Mine, 1929. read more »

    Keywords: Stirling, gold district, zinc, Glory Hole
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: 1900s

  • "The Gold Gazette"

    "The Gold Gazette"

    "The Gold Gazette", Saturday, 26 July 1862, p. 1. Service and supply companies catering to prospectors, investors, and mining companies flourished during Nova Scotia’s first gold rush. These business... read more »

    Keywords: gold, miners, supplies
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: 1800s

  • 150 million years ago

    150 million years ago

    The supercontinent Pangaea began to break apart and the Atlantic Ocean began to form. Nova Scotia was partially covered by the ocean. read more »

    Keywords: illustration, map, geological past, 150 million years ago
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Nature
    Period: Geological Past

  • 290 million years ago

    290 million years ago

    All of the continents on Earth had collided and formed one giant supercontinent called Pangaea. Vast coal swamps formed on the equator, including over Nova Scotia. read more »

    Keywords: illustration, map, geological past, 290 million years ago
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Nature
    Period: Geological Past

  • 345 million years ago

    345 million years ago

    Most of northern Nova Scotia was covered by a shallow, warm tropical sea, while southern Nova Scotia rose out of the ocean and began to erode. The Appalachian Mountains were forming at this time. read more »

    Keywords: illustration, map, geological past, 345 million years ago
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Nature
    Period: Geological Past

  • 385 Million Years Ago

    385 Million Years Ago

    All of the gold in Nova Scotia was originally deposited in the deep ocean basins off the coast of North Africa about 500 million years ago. The collision between North America and North Africa 385 million... read more »

    Keywords: illustration, map, geological past, 385 million years ago
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Nature
    Period: Geological Past

  • Abandoned Mines

    Abandoned Mines

    An abandoned mine with the entranced blocked to let bats in and keep humans out. This makes the space safe for bat hibernation. Abandoned mine shafts provide an important habitat for Nova Scotia’s bats... read more »

    Keywords: bats, abandoned mines
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: Present Day

  • Abandoned Mines

    Abandoned Mines

    The abandoned, flooded mine opening in Wine Harbour where Russell Herman McGrath drowned in July 1963. The marks on the photograph were made by the incident investigator. read more »

    Keywords: McGrath, Wine Harbour, mine opening, abandoned
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: 1900s

  • Abandoned Mines

    Abandoned Mines

    An abandoned mine opening before a ‘bat cage’ was installed by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. Abandoned mine shafts provide an important habitat for Nova Scotia’s bats during winter... read more »

    Keywords: bats, abandoned mines
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: Present Day

  • Acadian Sporting Powder

    Acadian Sporting Powder

    Acadia Powder Company of Waverley produced gunpowder, which was used to blast apart rock, speeding up the mining process. The powder was also used for hunting, which explains the motif on this can. read more »

    Keywords: black powder, Acadia Powder Company, Waverley, hunting
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: 1800s

  • Active Gold Districts

    Active Gold Districts

    A diagram detailing current gold exploration and activities in Nova Scotia as of 2012. read more »

    Keywords: current gold exploration, gold mining today
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: Present Day

  • Aileen Meagher

    Aileen Meagher

    Aileen Meagher – Olympic Runner. Haligonian Aileen Meagher, a highly decorated runner, won gold at the 1934 Empire Games in the 4x100 m, and a bronze medal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin in the 4x100... read more »

    Keywords: Aileen Meagher, olympic runner, medal
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Society
    Period: 1900s

  • Al McInnis

    Al McInnis

    Al McInnis – NHL All Star and Hockey Hall of Famer. Al McInnis, famous for the strength and speed of his slapshot, was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and grew up playing hockey in Port Hood. Al played... read more »

    Keywords: Al McInnis, hockey, Olympics, gold
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Society
    Period: Present Day

  • American Hill Mine

    American Hill Mine

    Shaft house and Pump House of the American Hill Mine, Waverley Gold District 1919. read more »

    Keywords: Waverley, gold district, Shaft house, mine buildings
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: 1900s

  • Anne Murray

    Anne Murray

    Arguably the most famous Nova Scotian, Anne Murray, from Springhill, NS, has received more musical awards than almost any other female singer in history. read more »

    Keywords: Anne Murray, singer, gold record
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Society
    Period: Present Day

  • Anticline

    Anticline

    Plunging anticline at the Higgins and Lawlor Gold Mine, Moose River, 1936. read more »

    Keywords: Moose River, gold district, anticline, Higgins and Lawlor Gold Mines
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Nature
    Period: 1900s

  • Anticlines & Synclines

    Anticlines & Synclines

    Photograph of folded sedimentary rocks forming well developed anticlines and synclines found along the Minas Basin shore. read more »

    Keywords: anticlines, synclines
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Nature
    Period: Present Day

  • Anticlines & Synclines

    Anticlines & Synclines

    Folds that look like happy faces have the youngest rocks at the top and are called synclines. Folds that look like sad faces and have the oldest rocks at its core are called anticlines. read more »

    Keywords: anticlines, synclines
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold in Nature
    Period: Present Day

  • Arrastre

    Arrastre

    Base stone of the small arrastra from 1860 as it appears today at the Mooseland Gold District. read more »

    Keywords: Mooseland, gold district, arrastre
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: Present Day

  • Arrastre

    Arrastre

    Illustration of an arrastre. An arrastre was a simple machine, powered by animals or motors, designed to speed up the crushing of quartz ore. The ore was placed in the bottom of the arrastre over which... read more »

    Keywords: arrastre, crushing quartz ore, gold
    Media Type: Image
    Theme: Gold Mining
    Period: 1800s