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Goldboro Gold District

The Boston Richardson Mine in Upper Seal Harbour had a cave-in on its main shaft in 1903. All of the men escaped unharmed through one of the other mine shafts.

Discovery: September 14, 1861 by Joseph Hynes
Years of Production: 1862-1958
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 131728
Photographs of barrels along a dock containing concentrate to be shipped from Isaac’s Harbour.

Barrels awaiting shipment on a wharf at Isaac's Harbour in the 1930's.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 201070.tif

Photograph of a man crouched beside a pump next to a tailings pond.

Worker beside a pump at a tailings pond at the Isaac's Harbour Gold District in the 1930's.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 201940.tif

Photograph of men building a tall wooden structure called a 'head frame'.

Constructing a headframe at Isaacs Harbour in 1926.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 202271.tif

Overview and detail of the geography, geology and settlement of Isaac’s Harbour in 1904.

Plan and section, Isaacs Harbour Gold District, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 832., 1904.

Contemporary satellite map with the historical gold mining areas and tailings noted for Isaac’s Harbour.

Historical gold mining, Isaac's Harbour area, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. P. K. Smith & T. A. Goodwin.

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 61, 2009.

Contemporary satellite map with the historical gold mining areas and tailings noted for Lower Seal Harbour.

Historical gold mining, Lower Seal Harbour area, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. P. K. Smith & T. A. Goodwin. modified after N. S.

Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 62, 2009.

Photograph of the Richardson Gold mine engine and shaft house with a large rock pile surrounding the buildings.

Engine and shaft house, Richardson Gold Mine, Goldboro, 1897. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5270

Photograph of two miners in a gold mine.

Miners at the 400 ft. level of the Richardson Mine, Upper Seal Harbour, circa 1907.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 205930.tif

Photograph of multiple quartz veins running through rock in a mine.

Multiple quartz vein belt in the Richardson Mine, Upper Seal Harbour Gold District circa. 1907.

N.S Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 205960.tif

Photograph of the surface structures and road leading to the Boston-Richardson Mine.

Workings of the Boston-Richardson Mine, Upper Seal Harbour Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 206130.tif

Photograph of a large diesel engine in a mine building.

A diesel engine in a plant at the Upper Seal Harbour Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: Diesel Engine.jpg

Photograph of a seated Howard Eferyam Richardson.

Howard Eferyam Richardson, owner of the Richardson Gold Mine, Upper Seal Harbour.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: Howard Eferyam Richardson.tif

Painting showing Isaac’s Harbour with the headframe and mill of the Hurricane Mine in the background.

Hurricane Mine, c 1987 by Joseph Purcell; oil on canvas; 24 x 48".

Museum of Industry, I95.86.9

Painting showing the Boston-Richardson mine buildings, horses and carts, and a locomotive

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

Museum of Industry, I95.86.9

Transverse section of the Dolliver Mountain Mine.

Dolliver Mountain Mine, Upper Isaacs Harbour Gold District, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 850., 1904.

Overview and detail of the geography, geology and settlement of Upper Seal Harbour, 1899.

Plan and sections, Upper Seal Harbour, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 656., 1899.

Contemporary satellite map with the historical gold mining areas and tailings noted for Upper Seal Harbour.

Historical gold mining, Upper Seal Harbour area, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. P. K. Smith & T. A. Goodwin.

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 63, 2009