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Wine Harbour Gold District

Wine Harbour gold was supposedly more valued than any other gold because it was said to have an unusually bright colour.

Discovery: Late July 1860 by Joseph Smith
Years of Production: 1862-1939
Total Gold Production (troy oz.): 42347
Photograph of a stamp mill and engine house with large rock pile at the rear of the building.

H. S. McKay's Gold Mine stamp mill and engine house, Wine Harbour, 1897.

Photograph by E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5289.

Photograph of a prospector opening a safe.

Some of the workings of the Wine Harbour Gold District in 1902. Photograph by E. R. Faribault.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207712.tif

Photograph of quartz veins and support beams in a gold mine.

Series of quartz veins at 200 ft. depth on the Plough Lead in 1937.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207714.tif

Photograph of buildings and landscape of Wine Harbour.

Wine Harbour, N.S., 1937.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Photo Collection: Places: Wine Harbour no. 3.

Photograph of an open, excavated trench - or cut - on the Plough Lead.

Open cut on the Plough Lead, Wine Harbour Gold District, 1911.

N.S. Archives and Records Management Library QE185 A2 no.20-E (mfm 3715).

Photograph of a prospector holding a gold pan.

Prospector with gold pan at Wine Harbour Gold District.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection: Photo: 207720.tif

Watercolour landscape of an open shaft and surface building, with other buildings seen on distant hills.

Part of Wine Harbour Gold District, c 1870 by Frederick B. Nichols; watercolour on paper laid on card; 14.8 x 27.0 cm.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: NTL2008.261.

Landscape painting showing an overview of Wine Harbour and the mine workings.

Wine Harbour, c 1987 by Joseph Purcell; oil on canvas; 24 x 48".

Museum of Industry: I95.86.5.

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

Plan and sections, Wine Harbour Gold District, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia. E. R. Faribault.

Geological Survey of Canada Old Series Geology Map 867, 1905.

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

Historical gold mining, Wine Harbour area, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. P. K. Smith & T. A. Goodwin.

N. S. Department of Natural Resources Open File Map 2009-1, Sheet 64, 2009