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Moose River Gold District

Site of the world’s first live, on-site, radio broadcast.

Discovery: 1866 by John Pulsifer and Mr. Taylor
Years of Production: 1888-1939
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 25917
Photograph of men standing in front of a stamp mill by a stream.

Stamp mill of the Touquoy Gold Mine, Moose River Gold District, 1897.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5294.

Photograph of Damas Touquoy in front of his cabin and office.

Damas Touquoy in front of his cabin and office at the Touquoy Mine, Moose River, 1897.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5295.

Photograph of Touquoy looking over a large open cut.

Taylor lead on the crown of the anticline, Moose River Gold District, 1897.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5300.

Photograph of a man sitting in front of a pile of tungsten ore.

Tungsten ore pile, No. 2 Shaft, Moose River Mines, 1918.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #46193.

Illustration showing the mine shafts of the Moose River rescue.

Artist sketch of the Moose River rescue, 1936. Allen Fraser.

Museum of Industry: I91.32.571.

Photograph of mine rescue workers at the entrance to the rescue shaft.

Mine rescue workers working at the entrance to the rescue shaft at Moose River Mines, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203862.tif

Photograph of headframe, mill and conveyor system.

Mine site buildings at Moose River Mines, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203868.tif

Photograph of men constructing a headframe.

Men constructing a headframe at Moose River Mines.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203910.tif

Photograph of rescue workers around newly constructed headframe.

Men working at the site of the Moose River Mines rescue. Note collapsed earth to right of headframe, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203930.tif

Landscape painting with miner and his tools in the foreground looking at mine buildings.

Moose River, c 1987 by Joseph Purcell; oil on canvas; 24 x 40".

Museum of Industry: I95.86.12

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

Plan, Moose River Gold District, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 646, 1898.

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

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

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 49, 2009