Moose River Gold Mines, Nova Scotia

Moose River Gold Mines, Nova Scotia

Moose River Gold Mines is a Canadian rural community located in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality.

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, there was a gold mine in the community, from which it got its name.

On April 12,1936 the roof of the mine collapsed, trapping three men 150 feet down for 11 days. The men were reached by drilling a borehole on the sixth day to bring food , water and a telephone till the rescue was completed . Two of the men lived and the third died on the seventh day. The event was broadcasted by J. Frank Willis of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC) to over 650 radio stations throughout North America, and was picked up by the BBC and broadcast to Europe.

Today, there is a park with a cairn and plaque where the borehole was drilled, and there is a museum portraying the history of the gold mine.

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