Historic Gold Mine Remediation

On behalf of the provincial Department of Lands and Forestry, Nova Scotia Lands is managing the remediation of historic gold mine sites in Montague Mines (Halifax Regional Municipality) and Goldenville (Guysborough County).

The sites don’t pose an immediate risk to the public, but still need to be managed. Initial conceptual closure plans were completed in summer 2019, and further sampling and assessment will take place in fall 2019. A full closure plan is expected by winter 2020 with work to begin on the sites by fall 2020.