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post by Marlon Bando   |  | 
Abandoned mine in Nova Scotia
< on 7/2/2021 8:50 PM >

This may be old news, but I thought it was a cool little place to explore. The tick crawling up my neck on the drive home kinda tarnished the day a bit.






core samples galore














from what I've heard, the drop under this hatch goes on forever





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post by Mr. Nosey   |  | 
Re: Abandoned mine in Nova Scotia
<Reply # 1 on 7/2/2021 9:38 PM >

Nice post. Even better username!


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post by Marlon Bando   |  | 
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<Reply # 2 on 7/3/2021 1:18 PM >

Posted by Mr. Nosey
Nice post. Even better username!


Thanks!


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post by nootz   |  | 
Re: Abandoned mine in Nova Scotia
<Reply # 3 on 7/7/2021 12:26 AM >

That's the Hecla Mining Company of Canada Ltd. gold mine.

IIRC, the shaft under the plates go down about 250 feet. The bluish green flooded area was a decline owned by the Azure Resources Corporation.

I haven't been down the driveway in a couple years, looks like it's exactly the same as it was then.


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post by Marlon Bando   |  | 
Re: Abandoned mine in Nova Scotia
<Reply # 4 on 7/8/2021 9:10 PM >

Posted by nootz
That's the Hecla Mining Company of Canada Ltd. gold mine.

IIRC, the shaft under the plates go down about 250 feet. The bluish green flooded area was a decline owned by the Azure Resources Corporation.

I haven't been down the driveway in a couple years, looks like it's exactly the same as it was then.


I'm tempted to drop a Go-Pro on a string down through the hatch and see what the bottom looks like. From what I've seen, it hasn't changed in years. The bushes/trees leading up to it are overgrown big time though, 7 feet tall and pretty much obscuring a path.


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post by nootz   |  | 
Re: Abandoned mine in Nova Scotia
<Reply # 5 on 7/22/2021 11:08 PM >

There's a really good chance the shaft is flooded, same as all of the other old shafts around there that aren't backfilled. My buddy had a cottage where the open pit mine is now, the pond next to the house was actually a flooded shaft.


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post by Whyshy    |  | 
Re: Abandoned mine in Nova Scotia
<Reply # 6 on 7/26/2021 2:19 PM >

did you take a look inside or is it all flooded or locked


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post by Marlon Bando   |  | 
Re: Abandoned mine in Nova Scotia
<Reply # 7 on 7/26/2021 7:12 PM >

Posted by Whyshy
did you take a look inside or is it all flooded or locked


The hatch is welded shut, I peered inside as best I could through the opening to the side. There's a wooden ladder (maybe 10 feet tall) one one side and then it disappears into darkness.


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post by kramer   |  | 
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<Reply # 8 on 12/22/2021 10:07 PM >

Great to see the ol' Mooseland Mine is still pretty much unchanged.

This mine was one of the first ones we tackled back 6 years ago, when we started the Nova Scotia MineHunters channel on YouTube. In fact, this was Episode 3 on the channel.

I remember showing the view down the shaft, so I went back and checked the episode. Man, we started out with pretty rough production quality LOL ... but I managed to find the part of the video where you can clearly see down that shaft.

It's in Episode 3, at the 9:14 mark. Flooded right up to water table level.

Here is a timestamp link that takes you directly to the view:
https://youtu.be/mqkOG8sBe04?t=554


Hope this helps clarify.


NOVA SCOTIA MINEHUNTERS


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post by Marlon Bando   |  | 
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<Reply # 9 on 1/20/2022 7:39 PM >

Posted by kramer
Great to see the ol' Mooseland Mine is still pretty much unchanged.

This mine was one of the first ones we tackled back 6 years ago, when we started the Nova Scotia MineHunters channel on YouTube. In fact, this was Episode 3 on the channel.

I remember showing the view down the shaft, so I went back and checked the episode. Man, we started out with pretty rough production quality LOL ... but I managed to find the part of the video where you can clearly see down that shaft.

It's in Episode 3, at the 9:14 mark. Flooded right up to water table level.

Here is a timestamp link that takes you directly to the view:
https://youtu.be/mqkOG8sBe04?t=554


Hope this helps clarify.


NOVA SCOTIA MINEHUNTERS


Thanks for posting the video, doesn't seem like much has moved there in the 6 years between our visits



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post by defrab   |  | 
Re: Abandoned mine in Nova Scotia
<Reply # 10 on 6/14/2022 12:34 PM >

Hey Cool! My partner works there, always sending cool pics of the old mine workings as they either find them in the pit, or as they find relics of it before the rock gets crushed. Thanks for sharing these


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