Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Sloquet??

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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!

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!