Sunday, 29 June 2014

Where is the gold?

So you wonder where your best chances are of finding gold in the Lower Mainland?
The New Westminster Registry offices recorded the following number of claims registered in 1902  by area:
Sumas and vicinity     23
Stave River                 18
Harrison Lake             10
Chilliwack                    9
Whonnock                    9
Pitt Lake                      7
                                 -----
Total                            76

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Lost Pitt Lake Mine Society


Members of The Lost Pitt Lake Mine Society met recently to review the program for this summer’s search for hidden treasure. A low snowfall and early thaw may open a unique opportunity to explore more than one location of interest. From left to right: Fred, Adam, Daryl. Evan, and Don.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Meet Brian Antonson at Port Coquitlam on May 3rd, evening

Brian Antonson will be the guest speakers for PoCo Heritage at Leigh Square, at the Outlet, 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam on May 3rd from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. 
Brain will speak about Slumach’s Gold, the book he co-authored with his brother Rick and with Mary Trainer, and the experience of writing it.  
Adult beverages and nibblies will be served. Admission by donation. The proceeds go to PoCo Heritage. 
Heritage at Leigh Square is Port Coquitlam’s new multi-use heritage facility. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Winter Games starting in a few days -- in Mission.

Brian Antonson of Slumach's Gold fame is president of this years  BC Winter Games at Mission that will take place starting on Thursday February 20 and ending on Sunday February 23. 
The focus is, writes President Antonson "... to provide an exceptional experience for almost 2,000 athletes, coaches, and official who are coming to Mission full of hopes, dreams, competitive spirit and their own goal setting." 
Well done, Brian. You deserve a gold medal! 
Click here to get all information you need.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A Chance Encounter

Four members of the Lost Pitt Lake Mine Society happened to run into each other at Don's place. They took the opportunity to talk about Adam and Evan's 2013 "walkabout" through the mountains (see map) and to hear about their plans for this coming summer. After years of exploration chances to find "the gold" and Volcanic Browns last camp are exceedingly favourable. Click on image to enlarge.

Evan, Don, Adam, and Fred 

Walkabout 2013

Monday, 20 January 2014

Book Hunters Alert

The good news: At the MCC Thrift Shop in Mission BC is for sale a copy of Charles Miller's famed but rare book The Golden Mountains
The bad news: It is part of a small collection with other famous but not-so-rare gold-hunters book offered in a "silent auction."
The last reported bid is $40 and who knowns how much it will be in the end!
Slowly creeping up and up!
Today, January 29, the bid is up to $60.
The collection walked out of the door on February 15th with a high bid of $75!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Don Waite makes a new discovery

Don Waite, eagerly looking for information for his upcoming book on GOLD came across a new, so far not discovered article about Volcanic Brown and Slumach's gold from a 1992 issue of an in these parts little known magazine called The Yukon Reader. 
By now the collection of transcripts of articles about Slumach's gold available on the Slumach Web site is so complete that new finds are rare. The article is a good compilation of the material from other sources. A warm thank you to Don for sharing this with us and making the complete collection even completer!
Click here to read a transcript of the article.