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Men in the Mines

A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992


"Oldham"

"This is one of the oldest gold districts in the province, with the original discovery in the spring of 1861. The scene depicts a main mill set up at this active gold camp around the turn of the century. Some stamp mills at this productive site were water-powered." Painting is one of a series by Purcell on display at the Museum of Industry and donated by WMC International Limited - Americas Division and Western Mining Corporation, Australia.

Artist: Joseph Purcell

Credit: Museum of Industry

Reference:   Museum of Industry  no. I95.86.13

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