The history of gold discoveries in Canada—an unfinished story

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 78, No. 882, 1985

DONALD A. CRANSTONE, Resource Policy Division, Resource Strategy and Information Branch, Mineral Policy Sector, Energy Mines and Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

This paper provides a bird's eye view of the pattern of gold discoveries since 1823, the year of Canada's first gold find, up to 1983. Within this 160-year period, more gold was discovered in Canada during the last ten-year period (1973-1982) than during any previous decade. The record suggests that the potential for further major gold discoveries is high, which bodes well for the future of Canadian gold mining.
Mots Clés: Gold, Gold exploration, Gold discoveries, Gold mining, Lode deposits, Base metal deposits, Placer deposits, History, Production.