A graph showing the amount of gold produced in Nova Scotia since 1862, measured in troy ounces.

This graph shows the amount of gold known to have been produced during each of the three Nova Scotian gold rushes. Not all gold found was recorded as miners sometimes pocketed gold as they left the mines for the day, despite the watchful eye of mine managers. Similarly, companies might under-report their production in order to avoid paying government royalties. It is widely accepted that there was a substantial amount of unreported gold.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
1862 - 2012
Nova Scotia, CANADA
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