Voglers Cove

Gold was discovered in Voglers Cove, Lunenburg County, in 1885 when John Mann found gold in a boulder. Augustus Reinhardt also found gold there the following year.

Four small mines eventually operated along Voglers Brook in the late 1890s to early 1900s in the Voglers Cove Gold District. Records of their production are incomplete but based on what is known, output was modest.

44 ounces of gold are known to have been produced from two shafts at the Voglers Cove Mine which had a 5-stamp mill for separating the gold from its host rock. There is an aggregate quarry at the site now.

The Reinhardt pit had a 15-metre deep shaft and a crusher but apparently no records of its production. The 15-metre deep Dr. Cowie shaft and the 7.5-metre deep Andrews Shaft also had no records of their production but all four mines were likely very small-scale.

Many historical gold mines were not mines in the sense that we use the word now. They were often pits just a couple feet deep, or a small shaft or two, often even without a mill for processing. So a very small amount of extracted gold could result in them being referred to as mines. Today we would call them prospects, not mines, because the scale and sophistication are so different.