Montague Gold Mines, Nova Scotia

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Montague Gold Mines, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Montague Gold Mines, Nova Scotia
Montague Gold Mines in Nova Scotia

Montague Gold Mines (located at 44°43'06"N, 63°30'48"W) is a community in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, located on the Montague Road off of exit 14 of Highway 107 three kilometers from Dartmouth.

History[edit]

The community draws its name from the discovery of gold in 1863, but its history goes back as far as the 1780s, when the Honorable Charles Morris, Surveyor-General of Nova Scotia, received a land grant of 900 acres (3.6 km2) to the east of Lake Loon. The community grew with the gold mine; however, when the mine closed, the economy was based on lumbering and farming. Today, Montague Gold Mines is a small residential area with easy access to Dartmouth through Highway 107 and Route 318.

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Coordinates: 44°43′06″N 63°30′48″W / 44.71833°N 63.51333°W / 44.71833; -63.51333