Fonds consists of 46 Series: Prospecting licence applications (1892-1939); Incoming correspondence (1860-1906); Gold lease registration books (1867-1923); Bridge plans (ca.1865?-ca.1914?); Mineral survey records (1862-1909); Mining case judgments (1903-1939); Nova Scotia Hospital guardianship papers (1927-1937); Gold district maps (1901-1933); Applications for gold and silver leases record books (1883-1939); Operational files (microfilmed 1971); Gold mill licence book (1863-1901); Mining certification examination records (1870-1913); Mining company charters and by-laws (1902-1916); Applications for mining rights record books (1872-1939); Gold lease forfeiture records (1860-1896); Mill licence bonds (1930-1938); Bridge construction and repair tenders and other material, (1854-1917); Mine lease transfers (1915-1939); Mining rights disputes records (1858-1919); Special concession mineral surveying grants (1926-1928); Orders in Council (1925-1937); Waterworks plans (1872-1903); Coal lease registry books (1863-1929); Renewed coal leases (1886-1939); Iron leases and other material (1874-1903); Victoria General Hospital records (1867-1899); Mine lease registry books (1929-1939); Nova Scotia Hospital records (1846-1903); Mechanics' liens (1905-1939); Gold lease applications (1864-1939); Applications for alluvial licences record book (1898); Mine reports and returns (1801-1910); Licence to search record books (1864-1927); Applications for free first claims (1862-1868); Applications for leases other than gold and silver (1897-1939); Prospecting licences record books (1877-1939); Government drill applications (1929-1934); Coal and iron ore analyses (1866-1904); Contract registration notebooks (ca.1920s?); Gold leases (1864-1937); Mining operations blueprints (microfilmed 1971); Forfeited mine leases (1894-1939); Mining accidents correspondence and other material (microfilmed in 1971); Mining rules and regulations (1873-1881); Outward correspondence letter books (1901-1902); Commissioner of Public Works and Mines records (1813-1905).
Nova Scotia. Department of Public Works and Mines