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Men in the Mines

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


Goldboro. "This district was the site of the famous Boston Richardson Mine which employed approximately 250 men and boasted its own railway for hauling coal and supplies from Isaacs Harbour to the mill at Gold Lake. It was one of the major gold mines of the late 1800s in Nova Scotia." 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. I95.86.06

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