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Mount Uniacke Gold District

Original discovery of gold was made on the farm of one of Nova Scotia’s early colonial attorney generals, the Hon. Richard J. Uniacke. His estate still exists today as a Nova Scotia Museum site and in its time was visited by some of the province’s political and social elite.

Discovery: June 18, 1865 by David MacIntosh, John Sims and Charles Sims
Years of Production: 1867-1941
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 27737
Photograph of an open cut with miners and others standing at the top of the opening.

Open cut on belt of interbedded quartz veins, Montreal Gold Mfg. Co., Mt. Uniacke, 1896.

Photograph by E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5264.

Photograph of a miner working the floor of an open cut with a large waste rock dangling in the foreground.

Miner on the floor of the open cut at the Montreal Gold Mfg. Co., Mt. Uniacke, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203981.tif

Photograph of the Uniacke mining village.

The mining village of Mt. Uniacke Gold District, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203982.tif

Photograph of men working in a large open cut mine.

The larger of the open cuts of the Montreal Mfg. Co. workings at the Mt. Uniacke Gold District, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203985.tif

Photograph of a rail track leading to a shaft house.

Hogan Mill and shaft house, Mt. Uniacke Gold District, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 203990.tif

Photograph of a rail track leading to a headframe.

Headframe at the Mt. Uniacke Gold District, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 204020.tif

Photograph of two miners on either side of a large waste rock hoisted by a pulley system out of the open cut mine.

Hoisting a waste rock block from an open cut at Mt. Uniacke Gold District, 1936.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 204080.tif

Watercolour landscape showing a series of buildings in the background and a tree to the left foreground.

Uniacke Gold District, Looking NE, c 1870 by Frederick B. Nichols; watercolour over graphite on card; 14.2 x 23.0 cm.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: NTL2008.249.

Watercolour landscape showing a series of buildings in the background.

Uniacke Gold District Looking NW, c 1870 by Frederick B. Nichols; watercolour over graphite on card.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: NTL2008.250.

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

Plan and section, Mount Uniacke Gold District, Hants Co., Nova Scotia.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 709, 1901.

Transverse section of the geology of the West Lake Mine.

Transverse section, West Lake Mine, Mount Uniacke Gold District.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 849, 1904.

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

Historical gold mining, Mount Uniacke area, Hants County, Nova Scotia. P. K. Smith & T. A. Goodwin.

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 29, 2009