Saturday, 30 July 2011

All present at the LMPL Society meeting

4th meeting of the Lost Mine of Pitt Lake Society

TINA and DON were the gracious hosts of the 4th meeting of the "Lost Mine of Pitt Lake Society" that met for the first time in 1987 at Don's. Many secrets were shared and approaches discussed by the members. Good advice from Willie to approach the gold walking backwards to avoid being destroyed by the curse. It will make stumbling on the gold so much easier. It seems likely now that someone in the group photo made by Don will find the bonanza shortly.
For snapshots of the proceedings click here.  Not visible on the pictures is all the wonderful food offered. It had to move to the margins once  serious map-reading started.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

A new picture (1958) of Slumach squandering his fortune

"When John Slumach got tired of a dame, he made her as hard to find as his phantom mine. Fortunately two buoyant babes, his victims Susan Jesner and Molly Tynan, in death stopped him before he made the town a no-woman's land!!!" Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Dowsing for Aurum and Argentum

My friend Dick sent me this map of the Sturgeon area dowsed by Mundy McRae, who died in 1987. Mundy was a renowned mineral dowser.
Au on the map is gold and silver Ag. Dick would like Mundy to be proven right and he'd like to hear about any findings in the marked areas. Click on the map to enlarge.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Northern Mysteries

In 2007 Daryl Friesen put a video on You Tube in which he and T.W.Patterson talk about the lost mine of Pitt Lake. It's fun to look at but the story is entirely fictional. Daryl says that the video was done by Northern Mysteries back in 2005.  Click here to have a look. Thanks to Claus for re-discovering it. Click on the picture to have a closer look. 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Book signing at Virgin Books, Vancouver International Airport - August 5th.

Rick and Brian Antonson are doing another signing of Slumach's Gold !  
This time they're off to YVR...the VIRGIN BOOKS AND MUSIC store at the domestic terminal from 10:00 am-2:00 pm on Friday August 5th. The airport can now be easily reached by Canada parking, no driving!  
Rick will also be signing his other fabulous book To Timbuktu for a Haircut.  Commented one reviewer: "....this guy can write and this is a truly impressive travel essay." Another one commented:  "There are lots of fascinating and humorous moments in this man's travels to keep the reader at least occupied for a couple of nights intensive reading."

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Harrison to Squamish!

Evan and I [Adam] are departing on August 3rd for our 2011 expedition.
We plan to go across the Terrarosa Glacier to the Stave Glacier, up the Misty Icefields, snowcap, back down to the upper Pitt, then up the Mamquam to Squamish.
We have an option of exiting out at the Pitt River Hotsprings where a friend’s jet boat will pick us up (a pretty wicked ride), but we may push on further to exit out off the Mamquam.
This years trip will be 16 nights, 17 days that myself and Evan will be out for always looking out for the gold that we will bring back for you guys!  This years trip will be the third expedition, making the “Adam  and Evan's Terrarosa Trilogy” complete!

Click here for the story and pictures of their 2010 expedition. 

Mission Accomplished

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Golden Dreams

A cutting from the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News of Wednesday July 13th about the 1897 mini gold rush in from Pitt Lake to Harrison Lake. Click on image to enlarge. To read Williamson's  Diary click here.