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Montague Gold District

In the early days of mining, a one hundred pound boulder found at Montague contained 77 troy ounces of gold, then worth $1,600. In 2012, that same boulder would be worth $135,135.

Discovery: Early 1860’s by A. McQuarrie, A. Robinson, J. O’Connor and B. Clarke
Years of Production: 1863-1940
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 65197
Photograph of the headframe under construction.

Constructing the head frame on the Skerry Shaft, Montague, 1927.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203822.tif

Underground miners with lanterns taking a break at Montague ca. 1927.

Underground miners with lanterns taking a break at Montague ca. 1927. N.S.

Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203823.tif

Photograph of a series of mine buildings connected by elevated rail and surrounded by piles of discarded rock.

Surface workings of the New Albion Gold Mine, Montague, 1912.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Library QE185 A2 no.20-E (mfm 3715).

Photograph of a mine escape shaft from the surface.

Abandoned escape shaft on the Skerry Mine, Montague Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: Skerry Escape.jpg

Photograph of the Skerry Shaft headframe surrounded by piles of discarded rock.

Skerry Shaft headframe, Montague Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: Skerry Old.jpg

Photograph of the surface buildings and conveyor system for the Skerry Lead.

Workings on the Skerry Lead, Montague Gold District circa. 1934.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: Skerry Shaft1.jpg

Painting with miner in the foreground of the Montague Gold Mine with a crate from Acadian Powder.

Montague, c 1987 by Joseph Purcell; oil on canvas.

Museum of Industry: I95.86.1

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

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

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 740, 1902.

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

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

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 28, 2009