EXPLORE NB: The Blakely Gold Mine at Basswood Ridge, N B - Resource Files

Back in 1939, Basswood Ridge writer Eleanor Cook wrote: ‘One day when Walker Blakely was examining the land he had lately purchased ... he discovered a rock projecting from the ground with crystals on it. It occurred to him at the time that it might be gold. This thought remained with him and when prospectors came to Scotch Ridge, he had them come and look his land over.

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