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Caribou Gold District

At 305 m, or the length of 22 school buses, the Caribou Gold Mine shares the title of ‘Deepest Gold Mine in Nova Scotia’ with the Brookfield Mine.

Discovery: 1864, discovery attributed to Josiah Jennings
Years of Production: 1869-1968
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 91336
Photograph of a man seated amidst the rock pile surrounding the Elk Gold Mining Company building.

Elk Gold Mining Co., Caribou Gold District, 1897.

Photograph by E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5279.

Photograph of a stamp mill and shaft house connected by an elevated rail.

20 stamp mill and shaft house, Guffey-Jennings Gold Mine, Caribou Gold District, 1897.

20 stamp mill and shaft house, Guffey-Jennings Gold Mine, Caribou Gold District, 1897. Photograph by E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5293.

Photograph of two rail lines merging before the Holman Mine headframe.

Narrow gauge rail lines leading from the headframe of the Holman Mine at the Caribou Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200361HolmanMine.tif

Photograph of a miner in a narrow passageway of the Holman Mine.

Miner on the 500 ft. level of the North Lead at the Holman Mine, Caribou.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200366.tif

Photograph of two miners inside a shaft house with a full ore cart.

Interior of shaft house of the Baltimore and Nova Scotia Mining Co., Caribou Gold District, circa 1904.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200368.tif

Photograph of  three miners loading an ore cart in a gold mine.

Miners loading quartz into an ore cart at the Baltimore and Nova Scotia Mining Co., Caribou, 1904.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 299369.tif

Photograph of a cancelled share certificate for 1,320 shares purchased by Joshua Smith in 1894.

Share certificate for the Caribou Gold Mining Co. Ltd., 1894.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 200372.tif

Painting of a winter scene of the surface structures and landscape of the Caribou Gold District.

Caribou, c 1987 by Joseph Purcell; oil on canvas; 24 x 48"

Museum of Industry, I95.86.8

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

Plan and sections, Caribou Gold District, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 643., 1898.

Contemporary satellite map with the historical gold mining areas and tailings noted.

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

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 36, 2009