Snow drifts are as high as fifteen feet in Quebec, but a gold rush is on.
MS CAR DRIVING THROUGH SNOW
MLS CAR ARRIVES AT GOLD SITE... PAN TO DERRICK
MS SEQ. DERRICK IN ACTION
PAN FROM CU MAN PUTTING MUD INTO THROUGH
24 1/2 ft
PAN FROM CU THROUGH TO MAN PICKING PEBBLE UP FROM SAME PAN FROM CU ONE MAN TO OTHER
MCU. TIN PLATE BEING SHAKEN FOR TRACES OF GOLD
33 1/2 ft
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Background: Snow drifts are as high as fifteen feet in Quebec, but a gold rush is on. Gold operations are under way along the Chaudiere River...East of Montreal between Quebec City and Sherbrooke. Geologists, prospectors and engineers have been pouring into the area which promises to yield gold with low-cost operations. 'Placer' gold, as it is called, is found in surface gravel and sand, deposited by glaciers which passed through millions of years ago. Word of the 'Gold-strike' spread so rapidly that nearly 1,500 miners' licences were issued in a single week. At least 4,000 claims have already been staked.