Themes

GOLD MINING    •    GOLD IN NATURE    •    GOLD IN SOCIETY    •    GOLD IN ART

Two Types of Gold Deposits

Photograph of a gold cradling demonstration in the 1950s at the Ovens in Nova Scotia.

Gold was deposited in Nova Scotia in two very different ways: as quartz vein gold found in bedrock and placer gold found as loose nuggets in rivers.

Placer Gold

Grab your gold pan and let’s get busy!

Vein Gold

Learn why gold appears in veins of quartz in bedrock.