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Excelsior (late Chicago) Mill, Goldenville

Watercolour painting by Frederick Nichols from the 1860s showing one of the stamp mill buildings at Goldenville

The locations where stamp mills were built required careful consideration, including access to a water supply, a solid bedrock foundation for the mortar block of the mill, sufficient space for a tailing dump was needed, and at a level great enough so that the tailings could flow out into the dump by means of gravity rather than by hoisting them out.

Frederick B. Nichols
1871
Goldenville, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Watercolour on wove paper
13.8 x 22.9 cm
2011.269

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Learning Object Collection: Gold in Nova Scotia
Learning Object: Golden History Revealed Through Art
Institution: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia