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Salmon River Gold District

An historic account claims Mi’kmaq guide Joe Paul and farmer Ed Hartling discovered this gold deposit while looking for their cattle.

Discovery: 1867 or 1868, discoverer unknown
Years of Production: 1881-1939, 1999 and 2003
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 52404
Photograph of two miners cleaning the plates of a stamp mill.

Cleaning up the 20 stamp mill, Salmon River (Dufferin) Gold District, 1893.

Photography by E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5214.

Photograph of a man operating a powered hoist.

Man operating a hoist at Dufferin Mines, Salmon River Gold District, 1937.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 201001.tif

Photograph of a miner in a mine next to a folded quartz vein.

Miner underground beside a folded gold-bearing quartz vein at the Dufferin Gold Mine ca. 1937.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 201002.tif

Photograph of general mine buildings.

Mine buildings of the Dufferin Gold Mine ca, 1937.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 201010.tif

Photograph of a headframe and powerlines.

Solitary headframe building at the Dufferin Gold Mine, Salmon River Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 201030.tif

Photograph of a man next to a quartz vein.

Folded saddle reef quartz vein at the crest of an anticline at the Dufferin Gold Mine. Reproduced from Malcolm, W., Gold Fields of Nova Scotia, Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 156, 1929.

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

Plan and section, Salmon River Gold District, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 647, 1898.

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

Historical gold mining, Dufferin (Salmon River) area. P. K. Smith & T. A. Goodwin.

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 51, 2009