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Molega Gold District

Gold from Molega is known to be particularly coarse and nuggety, making it very valuable and particularly prone to theft by dishonest miners.

Discovery: June 1886, discoverer unknown
Years of Production: 1888-1950
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 33460
Photograph of a headframe and elevated conveyor system.

Chester Mill Shaft at the Molega Gold District, November 1928.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203771.tif

Photograph of a headframe, mill and tailings.

Headframe, mill and mine tailings at the Molega Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203790.tif

Landscape photograph with a headframe and mine buildings visible in the distance.

Looking southwest toward the gold mine workings on the north shore of Molega Lake.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203820.tif

Photograph of a headframe and elevated conveyor system surrounded by large piles of rock.

Molega Gold Mine scenes ca. 1930's. Photograph by Clara Dennis.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Reference No. Clara Dennis no. 169.

Photograph of mine building with large pile of rocks almost level with the third floor of the structure.

Molega Gold Mine scenes ca. 1930's. Photograph by Clara Dennis.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Reference No. Clara Dennis no. 171.

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

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

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 995, 1907.

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

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

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 7, 2009