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The East Gore Slate Quarry in #EastHants likely started operating in the mid-1800s and operated into the early 1900s.
Here's the story of the quarry and how it's connected to Courthouse Hill and the Rawdon #gold mines!
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The historical quarry is on turn-of-the-century geological maps but there are no official records of its production, so precise dates aren’t available.
A mill was built nearby to turns its slate into roof shingles.
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Today there is a modern slate quarry directly across Slate Quarry Road from the historical quarry.
One of the many old buildings that used East Gore slate for its roof was the courthouse on what we now call Courthouse Hill, but which was once known as Judgement Hill.
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Our event on Ottawa's state of democracy is about to begin!

You can watch the event at the link below. We will also be livetweeting on our Twitter page!
us02web.zoom.us/j/85358138163
Moderator for the event will be Patricia Harewood, a labour lawyer and unapologetic feminist.

She is a board member for @CAWI_IVTF and has over 20 years of working on human rights issues.
Panelists will have five minutes to speak about problems and then come back to speak about solutions.

The end of the event will include a question and answer period from the audience. #DemocracyinOttawa
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Nova Scotia #salt saved lives this winter – all our road salt comes from the #Pugwash salt mine. With snowstorms now over (we hope!), here’s a history of salt mining in #NovaScotia!
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327-342 million years ago, global sea levels rose and fell many times. This repeatedly flooded #NovaScotia with what we call the Windsor Sea. #NS was near the equator at the time so the sea also evaporated repeatedly in the heat.
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The evaporation of sea water left deposits of successive layers of salt. This process was repeated for millions of years until the original salt beds were far below earth’s surface. Subterranean pressures and heat compressed the salt into #NovaScotia’s huge rock #salt deposits. Image
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were recently asked about historical #gold mines around #Fenwick, #CumberlandCounty. Here’s our answer:
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There are no documented #gold mines in the area but there have been numerous findings of gold in #copper deposits/occurrences in #Cumberland. For example, modest amounts of gold were found in the Blenkhorn copper mine near #Maccan.
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#Gold sometimes became apparent when the #copper was smelted – small amounts were mixed in with the copper ore and were separated through processing.
Some other places in the area where gold was found, often in copper deposits:
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In the 1800s, #NovaScotia sold the best #grindstones in #NorthAmerica! A #grindstone is a round stone, usually #sandstone, used for sharpening tools. #LowerCove in #Cumberland County was the main area where the #stones were extracted, shaped and exported from.
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The biggest company was #Atlantic #Grindstone which operated from 1831 to the early 1900s in #LowerCove because it had excellent quality #sandstone and access to #tidewater for exporting. Access to tidewater is still a key advantage for #NovaScotia #mining companies.
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Prior to the 1800s, #Acadians produced #grindstones from #LowerCove and other sites on #ChignectoBay for domestic use. The #British army used grindstones from #LowerCove to sharpen their weapons in the #Warof1812.
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