Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Is a secret gold mine hidden in the B.C. mountains?


"The Doc Project is where you'll hear the story you can't stop thinking about.” That is what the “about” page of the project on the CBC Radio 1 tells us. 
One of those stories of is the one of Pitt Lake gold splendidly told by Brad Badelt using interviews with some of us "who know it all” or think so.  
Click HERE to read the write-up and click the button on top of the page to hear the story as it was broadcasted.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

THE ORCA is a new independent multimedia publication for B.C. politics, business, and history. Highly-regarded and, I understand, widely-read.
Today, I am pleased to say, they published a large excerpt from Searching for Pitt Lake Gold. Click here to read it. 

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Pitt Meadows Museum, Sunday, 29th September

Brian Antonson will be telling his tales at the Pitt Meadows Museum in late September. This cutting from Musings, the July newsletter of the museum!

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Jackson’s valley found?

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Add David Muise to the list of serious and informed explorers of the legendary gold. It seems that he recently found the location of Jackson’s valley within Golden Ears Provincial Park.
The markers pointing to the valley, he says, are all there as described in Jackson’s letter and therefore he has no doubt that Jackson and his gold are more than just a myth.
David is writing a book about his findings that he prepares for publication in October.
David is the host of the Rock Creek Recreation campground on Forest Lake Road, just before you get to Zajac. There he welcomes anyone who is interested to talk to him.
The picture shows David holding a lens he found that, he claims, could well be from Volcanic Brown's glasses.

Monday, 17 June 2019

In the News

NOTE: The "Looking Back" column of the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows News of today is a write-up on Searching for Pitt Lake Gold. Click here to read or download. 

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Book-signing at Black Bond Books in Maple Ridge

Brian Antonson, Don Waite, and Fred Braches

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Jack Mould revisited

Jack Mould, who disappeared in 2007 fetching fresh water from the Southgate River, thought that Slumach’s “glory hole” was on the Southgate Peak at Bute Inlet and not somewhere around Pitt Lake. 
Click here to read more about that. 
Suggested other reading: Elizabeth Hawkins, Jack Mould and the Curse of Gold, published by Hancock House in 1993
It seems that Judith Williams’s book Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet County and the Legendary Schnarrs, Raincoast Chronicles 24, published last month by Harbour Publishing, includes a dozen or so pages retelling this story.