Learn all about gold standards: how the metal is measured, different kinds of scales, weight and pricing systems, and why these issues mattered so much in a gold rush.
When something is weighed by the ounce, every little bit counts! The exhibition Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia provides an ideal context for visitors of all ages to learn more about how gold is measured and to try out different types of scales. Discover why it’s essential to standardize the weight and price of ore, and see why — sometimes — an ounce isn’t really an ounce. Volunteer interpreters will be on hand to weigh in on your questions and to help you to appreciate the gold standard from a prospector’s perspective.
Schedule subject to change without notice.