When Was Gold Found In Canada?


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Gold was first discovered in Canada in 1823 along the shores of the Rivière Chaudière in the eastern townships of Québec. In 1858, following the famous rushes in California and Australia, gold was discovered in the sands of the Fraser River in the interior of British Columbia, starting the Cariboo gold rush. Almost 40 years later, the legendary Klondike gold rush in the Yukon marked the beginning of one of the most productive periods in Canadian gold mining history.
The early 1900s saw the establishment of several major gold mining camps in northern Ontario, including Porcupine, Timmins, Larder Lake, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake. The gold excitement swept across the provincial boundary into northern Québec and gold was discovered at Bourlamaque, Val d'Or, Chibougama and Malartic. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Canada's gold producing capacity was expanded in order to help meet wartime expenditures. Production reached an all-time high of 166 tonnes in 1941 but then declined dramatically because of wartime conditions.
By 1970 rising production costs had forced the closure of many gold mines in Canada and production dropped to one third of peak levels. Changes in international monetary policies led to a startling increase in gold prices in the late 1970s which, in turn, encouraged increased activity in gold exploration and new mine development. The 1981 discovery and subsequent development of the large Hemlo gold deposit in northern Ontario, followed by other discoveries and developments in each of Canada's provinces and territories, have resulted in increased production and a renewed importance of gold to the Canadian economy.
Canada's modern production annual production of gold is approximately 160 000 kilograms per year and the country has now slipped down the global table of providers. Turning out only about four per cent of the world’s gold it has slipped some way behind some of the major players such as South Africa, China, Russia and the USA and Australia.
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Anonymous answered
Gold was first discovered in New South Wales  at Bathurst  in 1851 and this heralded the beginning of a new era in Australia 's history. Later that same year, gold was also discovered in Victoria  at Bendigo  and Ballarat. The discovery of gold brought a rush of immigrants to Australia  in the search for their fortune. Many of these came from the California gold rush while many Chinese also came seeking either gold or business opportunities by serving the miners in the fields. The population grew rapidly as did the mining industry of Australia  which was created with the subsequent discovery of Silver, Copper, and Tin.
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Anonymous answered
There was the Fraser River Gold Rush in British Columbia in 1858, and that was 2 years after it was discovered in 1856.

Gold was also found in Quebec in 1823.  The article that the poster pasted above is incorrect.
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Will Martin answered
Gold was found in 1873 in British Columbia; the famous Klondike gold rush didn't start until several years later. You can find out morehere
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