Thursday, 23 April 2015

THE CURSE: Signs of things to come ...

Click and see!
So far empty pages -- soon to be filled!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

The secret of the Curse of the Frozen Gold to be revealed?

Following on Discovery Communications’s Website on their 2015-2016 programming slate. Click here to read the original posting dated 31 March, 2015
For generations, the legendary Lost Creek Mine and its untold riches have inspired men to brave the wild to seek its fortune. However, many of those who struck out to find its gold never returned to tell the tale.  In CURSE OF THE FROZEN GOLD, an expert treasure hunter and a team of trained outdoorsmen test their skills and their sanity in the search of the ultimate prize. They could return home rich – or they could not return home at all. (JV Productions) More to follow soon.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Rumours keep flying around...

I caught up with Don and Brian at Bruce's last week. They were pretending to discuss their new books to be published later this year but about the REAL purpose of their meeting they said nothing. They just laughed when I asked them.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Montreal Gazette, 30 August 1978

Click image to enlarge. Third Canyon? 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

There was simply no gold in Slumach’s real life story.

Following published in Maple Ridge News December 2nd, 2014. Click here.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

“Lost Mine” found at the headwaters of Pitt River in 1933?

In the Annual Report of the Minister of Mines of BC for the year ending 31st December we read the following on page A-245. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Thanks Roger Kennedy who referred us to this.
There are no 1933 or 1934 newspaper articles about prospects in the Upper Pitt River and so we will never know who spread those rumours that seem to be believable enough to be mentioned in the Minister’s report. It could not have been Volcanic Brown. He died in 1930/1931. 

Southgate River: notes from the Glacier Museum

Still we don’t seem to know what was the fate of Jack Mould who in 2007 disappeared without a trace in the waters of the Southgate River.
Looking around for new information about him I came across an undated posting on Judith M. Williams’s Web site that I thought worth sharing. Click here for the link. 
Shown here is the picture of what was recognized by Mould as the tent-shaped rock and the end of Bute Inlet; one of the illustrations shown in the article.
Ms Williams is the author of Dynamite Stories (2003). I quoted from that book on the Slumach Web. Click here.