Painting showing mine structures and tailings pond in the Oldham Gold District.

This is one of the oldest gold districts in the province, with the original discovery in the spring of 1861. The scene depicts a main mill set up at this active gold camp around the turn of the century. Some stamp mills at this productive site were water-powered.

Joseph Purcell
c. 1986
Oldham, Nova Scotia, CANADA
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