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Tangier Gold District

Home of the first underground gold mine in Nova Scotia.

Discovery: October 1860 by Peter Mason
Years of Production: 1862-1919, 1986-1989, 1996-1997
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 26,286 (historical), 1,658 (recent), 27,944 total
Information sheet for investors about the potential for the Strawberry Hill Gold Mining Company.

Prospectus for the Strawberry Hill Gold Mining Co., Tangier Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 206523.tif

Photograph of a mill and elevated conveyor system.

Dominion Mining Co., Tangier Gold District ca. 1911.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 206550.tif

Photograph of a prospector sitting on a rock outcrop holding a pick.

Prospector sitting on an outcrop at Tangier Gold District circa. 1920's.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 206570.tif

Photograph of two quartz veins intersecting.

Intersection of 2 quartz veins at the Tangier Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 206580.tif

Painting showing the broad landscape of Tangier with royal visitors in the foreground.

Tangier, c 1987 by Joseph Purcell; oil on canvas; 24 x 36".

Museum of Industry: I95.86.14.

Print showing miners walking down a street lined with shaft houses.

New Gold-diggings in Nova Scotia: Gold-Street, Tangier, 1861 by Captain Campbell Hardy and Unknown; wood engraving on paper; 16.0 x 23.3 cm (image).

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: 2009.135.

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

Plan and section, Tangier Gold District, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia.

E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 773, 1902.

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

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

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 54, 2009