Mooseland North Property

During 2012 NSGold prospected in the area of the Mooseland North Property and found and assayed a boulder containing quartz, black argillite and coarse arsenopyrite that returned 1.07 and 4.53 grams per tonne gold in two separate samples from the boulder. Of historical interest is the fact that Faribault’s 1898 geology map of the wider Mooseland-Moose River areas is marked “Gold” in the area of the central Mooseland North claims. Located 13 kilometers east along the anticline from Mooseland North, is the historic Killag gold deposit and ten kilometers along the anticline to the west-southwest is the historic Gold Lake gold deposit. This anticline also hosts the Goldenville gold deposit, the largest past producing gold mine in Nova Scotia having produced in excess of 200,000 ounces. It was determined in 2012 that additional exploration work and claim staking were warranted for Mooseland North, however, these plans were put on hold as a result of the downturn in the market.

Site of First Gold Discovery in Nova Scotia (1858)

Stamp mill engine house and shaft house,
Mooseland Gold Mining Co. (1897)
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Stamp mill engine house and shaft house, Mooseland Gold Mining Co. (1897)
Photograph by E. R. Faribault. Geological Survey of Canada Photo #5297