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Renfrew Gold District

Famous Nova Scotian prospector Edmund Horne began his career here in Renfrew. Horne later discovered Canada’s largest copper-gold-silver deposit in Quebec and formed the renowned mining company Noranda Incorporated.

Discovery: 1861 by John McPhee, William Thompson and Andrew Parker
Years of Production: 1862-1958
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 51596
Photograph of a stamp mill and tailings.

Stamp mill and tailings, Empress Gold Mining Co., Renfrew, 1896.

Photograph by E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5263.

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

Plan and sections, Renfrew Gold District, Hants Co., Nova Scotia.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 701, 1900.

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

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

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 31, 2009