Monday, 20 August 2018

Found near Alvin close to a place where gold is said to have been found. Judging by its age the pick  could have been used in Volcanic Brown’s day -- the late 1920s. 

Friday, 27 July 2018

Thomas Lake Expedition

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Following message from Adam about an exciting recent expedition in the Thomas Lake area.

Ever since Evan and I started our research concerning Slumach and the Lost Creek Mine and the victims it has claimed, the name Bernard Rover fascinated us. For one thing, he was a survivor, but also, it is said that he was prospecting up around Thomas Lake for sometimes 30 days at a time and had various camps along the way... Well, that right there got our attention... 30 days at Thomas Lake? Really? What was he after? 
Evan and I needed to find out. If it was true surely there would be remnants of his explorations and camps, and maybe his cabin.
Well, this past week we set out on a Thomas Lake expedition: a six-day traverse of Tingle Peak from Thomas Lake. On the second day we found the foundation of his cabin and various tools. On day 3 we found his ore and on day 4 his claim, high above Thomas Lake, looking down on the remains of his cabin. 
Was this the Lost Creek Mine? Did Bernard Rover find Slumachs Gold? We carried on our explorations for another few days... finding various clues along the high ridges of where he may have been on the path of Slumach! 

Click here to find a brilliant series of pictures of the expedition on Facebook.

Click here for a newspaper report about the rescue of Bernard Rover in 1968.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Lost Creek Mine meeting

Members met again! Now we know where the gold is!


Monday, 26 March 2018

From Daryl Friesen’s treasure trove comes this nice map said to be: "From the new book Slumach’s Gold.” Though perhaps intended to be included, the map was not used for the 1972 issue of the bestseller. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Thanks Daryl!

The Province, September 2, 2007
page B4 The Unwind Section



Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Having a look at the Wild Duck Inn map


Garth, Fred, Brian and Don in front of the famed map. Photo by Terry Marshall
Preparing for the ascent at Bruce’s. Photo by Terry Marshall.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The truth and nothing but the truth?

Photo by Terry Marshall
As always Brian gave a great rendition of Slumach’s legend to an appreciative audience. Don (r) and Fred (l) tried to keep Brian honest — really not that easy.