1. Imagine it is 1885 and you have just heard that new and richer gold deposits have been discovered in Nova Scotia. You decide to go and try your luck. Make a list of the tools, machinery, and supplies that you would need to pack for your expedition. Explain your choices.

2. List 10 modern-day uses of gold that you didn’t know about before. Choose one and write a short essay on how gold’s unique properties are essential for that particular purpose.

3. Research aspects of mining that make it difficult and dangerous. Imagine a new machine or technological development that would make gold mining easier and safer. How would it work?
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