"Gold mining started in this district during 1863 after earlier prospecting. A major advantage for this area was its proximity to Halifax and Dartmouth and their supplies and services. This scene shows a well developed and busy site." 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. I95.86.01
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