Saturday, 16 July 2016

The Veterans

Mike, Daryl and Don, veteran hunters for the mysterious gold, know each other since ca. 1970. Don's publications about the Lost Mine are well-known but not so the writings of Mike and Daryl. Click here to read Mike's Forbidden Treasure  and here to read Daryl's Spindle Quest.

The Spoils of Prospecting?


Evan and Adam did not even show a handful of nuggets at the meeting but the car they drove raised the question: "did you find gold?" There was talk about something they discovered in the snow.

Lost Pitt Lake Mine Society

Members of the society and heir charming partners met recently at an undisclosed location to discuss progress in the search for the lost gold and to make plans for the next phase of our quest. Here a snapshot of some of the members. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Friday, 8 July 2016

JAC-WAL <-> WAL-JAC?

The Jackson story was published in Wisconsin and not in the Pacific Northwest where the presumed prospector "Wilbur Armstrong” was said have lived with the original "Jackson letter” as his guide to discovery. 

From a well-known and real prospector the following interesting thoughts:
I have always believed that the Lost Dutchman's Mine legend was the father of the Lost Creek Mine of Pitt Lake legend...  
Have a look at the names of the two key players in the stories: 
JACob WALtz finder of Lost Dutchman's mine
WALter JACkson finder of the Lost Creek mine
Look close at the two names... and 
NUGGETS The size of  WAL NUTS in the letter by WAL TER JACKSON 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Victims of "The Curse"

Over time some magical numbers have turned up about the number of people who died or disappeared looking for that mysterious gold of Pitt Lake. Early newspapers mention around 20 victims. In reality only five people are known  to have died or disappeared looking for the treasure and whose names are duly reported by the press. 

1910 - George Blake (54) of Coquitlam and his son  George (20). They were crushed to death under a tree stump "4 miles beyond end of Pitt Lake, west side." The accident happened in May or June and their remains were recovered in October of that year. 

1932 -- Robert Allen "Volcanic" Brown (86) disappeared in an exceptionally heavy snowstorm.

1951 –  Prospector Alfred Gaspard (60) disappeared. 

1961 – Lewis Earl  Hasbro (49) a mechanical engineer from Bremerton, Washington, died of a heart attack "12 miles north of Widgeon Lake." He had a previous heart attack. 

Monday, 28 March 2016

Other famous people



BC Bookworld Vol 30 No. 1 Spring 2016
Don Waite’s BC and Yukon Gold Hunters book remains high on the BC Bestsellers list. Whistle Posts West is back among the best 10. 
Click on images to enlarge.  

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

How My Wife and I Attempted to Survive Withdrawal from “The Curse of Oak Island”


Click here to read as Brian Antonson describes it “... a roundabout way to complimenting the "Curse of the Frozen Gold" series as being captivating in its own way, replacing the writer's addiction to the "Oak Island" series!”