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Mining in Yarmouth County, NS

This archival package includes: 

1- Kemptville Gold Mines. Description. Source: Law Office of Clement C. Desaulnier. (file YMS-4-158)

2a- Yarmouth Gold Mining & Quartz Crushing Company. Share certificate. Dated: 1869. Source: Yarmouth Gold Mining & Quartz Crushing Company.

2b- Yarmouth Gold Mining & Quartz Crushing Company. Details on the first gold crusher. Source: Unknown.

3- Cream Pot Mineral. Details on Cranberry Head, Yarmouth, NS. Source: Nova Scotia Minerals Update, Dated 1997.

4- Three Black Bull Resources Inc. newspaper articles. Articles discussing the company mining kaolin and quartz in Yarmouth County. Dates 2002-2006. Sources: Yarmouth Herald and The Chronicle Herald newspapers.

5- Mines Report. Mining reports dating 1903, 1907, 1911, 1918, 1931, 1932, 1937, and 1938. Includes reports on several Yarmouth and Nova Scotia mines. Source: Nova Scotia Mining.

6- Article titled, “Tin mine marking anniversary with Sunday open house”. Regarding East Kemptville Rio Algom Tin Mine’s 5th anniversary in 1990. Source: The Vanguard, dated September 14, 1990.

7- Short article about the Cream Pot Gold Mine in Pembroke. Source: Yarmouth Times newspaper, dated January 4, 1898.

8- Short description of the North Carleton Gold Mine. Source: Villages of Carleton.

9- Photographs. 2004-48.12 and 2004-48.13 (Gold Mine Sluice), 2004-48.15 (Gold mine) and 2004-20.6 (Mining crew in Kemptville)

10- Cowan Gold Mining Company (file YMS-4-14)

*See extra section on the side for more. 

Mining in Yarmouth County, NS

  • All material found in these packages is owned by the Yarmouth County Historical Society and is housed at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS). Credit must be given to, Yarmouth County Archives.

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