The Meguma was moderately folded during the Silurian Devonian Acadian Orogeny leaving a handful of lengthy anticlines running in a northeast direction through much of south and eastern Nova Scotia. The gold occurs mainly in a series of 15 40 cm wide veins in the more argillitic strata.
These sites are associated with historical coal, gold and base metal mines and are located throughout the province. DNR works cooperatively with other departments to facilitate remediation of historical mine tailings sites by mining companies that seek to develop the mineral resources that remain, or have since been found on these former mine ...
Nova Scotia Anaconda doubles gold estimate at proposed mine near Goldboro Anaconda believes the Goldboro site is the second largest undeveloped gold deposit in Atlantic Canada.
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Mining of arsenopyrite bearing gold ores in Nova Scotia in the late 1800s and early 1900s has left a legacy of weathered, As rich tailings deposits in more than 60 gold districts across the province.
gold. The remaining sand like substance, known as tailings, was typically dumped into low lying areas or lakes and streams near the mine. Some mercury was lost through spills and has accumulated in the tailings. Where are the tailings? There are 64 gold mining districts in mainland Nova Scotia. Each district may have more than one tailings site ...
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Gold mine tailings are the by product of a mining process used in the 1800s and early 1900s in Nova Scotia and many other areas. The tailings contain arsenic and mercury. They are generally in remote locations. Some are located near people.