Thursday, 3 January 2019

Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

Fred’s new book will be out on May 14th.
Heritage House Publishing describes it as "A smart, concise analysis of the legend of Slumach’s Gold, which strives to uncover the truth behind this mythical gold deposit said to be hidden north of Pitt Lake.”
For more click here. 

Where is the gold?

From Jackson’s letter of 1904:
From the head of Pitt Lake and not more than 20 miles in a north westerly direction to the hidden treasure but there is no trail and nothing to guide you except that when you get within a few miles of the place you will see on a lower ridge three sharp peaks, each some 50 or 100 ft high as you face these the hidden treasure is below and to the right of these peaks. 
That is right within the area of Coquitlam Search and Rescue following the direction of the upper Pitt River.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018


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Spotted at the Sasquatch Inn in Harrison this morning Brian and Adam. Were they just reviewing findings in the area or preparing for an intensive search this coming summer? What did Adam find out that caught Brians interest?  Seeing Brian, Sloquet Valley comes to mind. In that case it is strange not to see Rob there as well.  Did they keep Rob out intentionally? It seems that UBC is analyzing an ore sample but Adam remained tight-lipped about the location of his find.

Adam and Brian keeping out of sight. Photographer at the bar. 

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Screwballs and Reputables

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Two types of people still seek the legendary Lost Creek Mine: “Screwballs” and “Reputables.” That is how, in 1951, Carl Agar of what is now Okanagan helicopters classified those asking him for a ride to where the goldmine was supposed to be located.  Just for record, it is Alfred (Fred) Gaspard ... not Albert Gaspard.  

Not new after all. Click here.

Friday, 14 September 2018

SLUMACH'S GOLD on Global National at 5:30 this coming Sunday, September 16th.

On Sunday, Global National’s segment "Your Canada will include a brief interview with Brian and Rick Antonson talking about Slumach and the search for the legendary gold. Tune in at the 5:30pm Global National newscast. Warning “Your Canada” usually runs closer to 6pm at the end of the program. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Trip down memory lane

Donald Waite’s Kwant’stan (the Golden Ears), published in 1972, is a classic and one of the first two books telling stories about Slumach and the search for the legendary Pitt Lake gold.
Recently Len Pettit meticulously scanned Don’s book in high resolution. Click here to download Len’s handiwork.
The second book, published that same year 1972, was Slumach’s Gold by the Antonson brothers and Mary Trainer. 
Used copies of the first editions of both books are still offered on the Internet 

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

To the land of the golden bullets

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Evan and I decided to follow up another golden lead that we have always been interested in as well...And that is the mysterious Legend of the Golden Bullets from Port Douglas...So here we are, a month later from our first expedition and we decided to set off for another week in the mountains, hunting for the Lost Creek Mine...This time, in the remote peaks above Port Douglas, towering above the Lillooet-Nahatlatch divide...The Sasquatch Corridor!
Click here for a full report and fabulous pictures!