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L'or et des technologies

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Premières techniques d’extraction de l’or
1. Imaginez que vous vivez en 1885 et que vous venez tout juste d’entendre parler de la découverte de nouveaux et très riches gisements d’or en Nouvelle Écosse. Vous décidez de vous y rendre et de tenter votre chance. Dressez une liste des outils, des machines et des fournitures dont vous devez vous munir pour votre expédition. Expliquez vos choix.
Introduction
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Learning Object Collection: Gold in Nova Scotia
Learning Object: Mining Technology
Henry N. Reeves
Photograph of miner Henry Reeves examining a piece of quartz with a gold pan in his lap.
Henry N. Reeves, typical old general miner at Oldham, 1912. Reeves has a gold pan in his lap and is examining a piece of quartz for gold.

E. R. Faribault, Geological Survey of Canada




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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Gold Panning
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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Sluice Boxes
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Learning Object Collection: Gold in Nova Scotia
Learning Object: Mining Technology
Goldwashing near Lunenburg
Hand-coloured print of Goldwashing in Lunenburg, 1861.
A hand-coloured wood engraving of "Goldwashing near Lunenburg", published in the "Illustrated London News", October 5, 1861. Based on a drawing by Captain Campbell Hardy. In 1861, 150 individuals secured several prospecting claims on a beach at the base of a large cliff at The Ovens, just outside the town of Lunenburg. Captain Campbell Hardy explained to The Illustrated London News readers that "This golden harvest, easily reached with the usual appliances of cradles, tubs, and tin washers."

Captain Campbell Hardy, Unknown
Hand coloured wood engraving on paper
16.0 x 24.0 cm
1995.452

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Cradles or Rocker Boxes
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Learning Object Collection: Gold in Nova Scotia
Learning Object: Mining Technology
Arrastre
Illustration of what an arrastre looks like.
An arrastre was a simple machine, powered by animals or motors, designed to speed up the crushing of quartz ore. The ore was placed in the bottom of the arrastre over which were placed large rocks. The rocks were ground over the ore, crushing it and releasing the gold.

Andrew Hebda, Nova Scotia Museum.




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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Arrastres
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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Chilean Mill
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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Cleaning the Plates of a Stamp Mill
Black and white photograph showing a man cleaning the plate amalgamator of a stamp mill.
Cleaning up the 20 stamp mill, Salmon River (Dufferin) Gold District, 1893.

E. R. Faribault, Geological Survey of Canada




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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Stamp Mills
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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Amalgamation
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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Acadian Sporting Powder
Photograph of a red metal can with a hunting scene motif.
Acadia Powder Company of Waverley produced gunpowder, which was used to blast apart rock, speeding up the mining process. The powder was also used for hunting, which explains the motif on this can.

Photograph by Roger Lloyd.




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Learning Object Collection: Gold in Nova Scotia
Learning Object: Mining Technology
Drilling and Blasting
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Learning Object: Mining Technology
Dominion Mine
Photograph of two miners with an ore cart in the Dominion Mine.
Loading a skip at the 225 ft. level of the Dominion Mine, Waverley.

N.S. Department of Natural Resources Historical Mine Photo Collection




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Learning Object Collection: Gold in Nova Scotia
Learning Object: Mining Technology
Moving Rock
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Learning Object: Mining Technology
L'or dans la technologie de nos jours
2. Dressez une liste de dix utilisations modernes de l’or que vous ne connaissiez pas auparavant. Choisissez en une et rédigez une courte rédaction sur la façon dont les propriétés uniques de l’or sont essentielles à ces fins particulières.
Technological Uses of Gold Today
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Technologies de l'extraction de l'or
3. Étudiez des aspects de l’extraction minière qui rendent celle ci difficile et dangereuse. Imaginez une nouvelle machine ou un nouveau développement technique qui faciliterait et rendrait plus sécuritaire l’extraction de l’or. De quelle façon la machine ou l’outil fonctionnerait il?
There’s Still Gold in Nova Scotia
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Learning Objectives

1. Faire preuve d’une compréhension du passé et de son incidence sur le présent et le futur.
(Sciences humaines, 7e à la 12e année)

2. Faire preuve d’une compréhension de l’interdépendance entre les personnes, la société et l’environnement, et de ses répercussions sur un avenir durable.
(Sciences humaines, 7e à la 12e année)

3. Faire preuve d’une compréhension de la nature et des liens entre les sciences et la technologie, ainsi que des contextes sociaux et environnementaux.
(Sciences, 7e à la 12e année)