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Men in the Mines

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


"In the summer of 1864, gold quartz was discovered in this area by Josiah Henning. Camps were established by 1867 and mining continued in this area through to the 1940s." 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. I95.86.08

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