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Brookfield Gold District

Home of the longest gold mining shaft in the province. The shaft is slanted on a 60 degree angle and is 600m long - or the length of 43 school buses. The first application in a Canadian gold mine of the cyanide-leach process of gold extraction was at Brookfield Mine in 1893.

Discovery: 1885, discoverer unknown
Years of Production: 1887-1936
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 43148
Photography of a headframe with a miner standing on the roof overlooking mine buildings and rock piles.

Headframe at Brookfield Gold Mines, 1932.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200262.tif

Photograph of a group of miners, managers and other mine workers.

Mine manager, miners and other workers at Brookfield Gold Mines, May 1932.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200264.tif

Photograph of buildings and mine structures surrounded by piles of discarded rocks.

Mill and headframe on the King Fissure Vein, United Goldfields of Nova Scotia Brookfield Mines, 1934.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200270.tif

Photograph of the Brookfield Gold Mines stamp mill.

Mill of the Brookfield Gold Mines, circa. 1930's.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200272.tif

Photograph of a small storage shed with a small sign that reads 'Danger High Explosives'.

Storage shed for explosives at the Brookfield Gold Mines, May 1932.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200273.tif

Photograph of a headframe and other surface buildings.

Newly constructed headframe, plant and offices at the Brookfield Gold Mines, May 1932.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200280.tif

Photograph of the mine engineer holding a chunk of quartz, lantern and a pick with the mine manager.

Mine engineer (left) and mine manager at the Brookfield Gold Mines, 1932.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200291.tif

Photograph of three mine workers at the Brookfield Mine blacksmith shop.

Henry Wynot, Herb Wambolt, H. Couts at blacksmith shop, Brookfield Mine, ca. 1920.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Reference No. Parks Canada NSARM no. 1.

Photograph of surface buildings and conveyor system.

Gold mines at Brookfield, N.S. A. MacEwen.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Reference No. Andrew MacEwen No. 7.

Photograph of workers in the concentrating room of the Brookfield Mining Company.

Concentrating room, Brookfield Mining Co., Brookfield Gold District, 1897.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Library TN B41 1897.

Photograph of the chlorination works.

Chlorination works at North Brookfield, 1897.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Library TN B41 1897.

Overview and detail of the geography, geology and settlement of the Brookfield Gold District.

Plan and sections, Brookfield Gold District, Queens Co., Nova Scotia. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 1012, 1908.

Contemporary satellite map with the historical gold mining areas and tailings noted for the Brookfield Gold District.

Historical gold mining, Brookfield area, Queens County, Nova Scotia. P. K. Smith & T. A. Goodwin.

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 5, 2009