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Waverley Gold District

Between 1860 and 1868, Waverley went from a town of twenty houses to a population of over 2,000 because of the gold rush.

Discovery: August 1861 by Alexander Taylor on the farm of Charles P. Allen
Years of Production: 1862-1940
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 72567
Photograph of two miners with three batteries of a stamp mill.

Three batteries of the 30 stamp crusher, Lakeview Gold Corp., Waverley, 1891.

Photograph by E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5234.

Photograph of a miner examining a quartz vein.

Miner examining a small folded quartz vein at the Dominion Mine, Waverley Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207371.tif

Photograph of tributers around a shaft and hoist.

Tributers hoisting ore from a shaft at Laidlaw's Farm in the Waverley Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207373.tif

Photograph of a group of gold miners around a mine entrance.

Gold miners at the entrance to an adit at the Waverley Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207380.tif

Photograph of two miners with an ore cart in the Dominion Mine.

Loading a skip at the 225 ft. level of the Dominion Mine, Waverley.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207382.tif

Photograph of surface buildings and elevated conveyor system.

Conveyor system at one of the mines at Waverley.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207384.tif

Photograph of a miner underground next to the rail system for ore carts.

Miner underground at the Waverley Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207385.tif

Photograph of a dozen miners underground in a gold mine.

Group of miners underground at the Waverley Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207392.tif

Sepia-toned photograph of Waverley village.

Waverley, gold-mining village, 1866. Photograph by J. B. Leedham.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Negative N-214.

Map and business directory for Waverley village, 1865.

Map of Waverley village, 1865. Ambrose F. Church.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Map Collection F/239-1856 Waverley

Landscape painting of Waverley from the top of a hill, looking over the village and mines.

Waverley Gold District, c 1987 by Joseph Purcell; oil on canvas; 24 x 48".

Museum of Industry: I95.86.10.

A hand-coloured print showing the barrel quartz formations found in Waverley.

Horizontal Formation of Auriferous Quartz at Laidlaw's Farm, 1862, by W.D. Tompson & Unknown; Wood engraving, hand coloured on paper; 18 x 27.5 cm.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: 1995.459

Historical landscape painting of Waverley.

The Waverley Goldfields, Nova Scotia, c. 1865, by Forshaw Day; oil on canvas; 42.5 x 72.5 cm.

National Gallery of Canada: 28713

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

Plan and sections, Waverley Gold District, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 721, 1901.

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

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

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 33, 2009