Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wikipedia update

I've rearranged and partly rewritten the text of the Wikipedia article "Pitt Lake's Lost Gold Mine" to improve readability. Please do visit the page (click here). Comments and suggestions for improvement most  welcome.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

July 16 Presentation pictures

JPG images of the Powerpoint presentation at the Maple Ridge library are now on the Slumach Web site. To reduce the size of the file it's presented in three parts. Click here and start looking!

Special Collection Vancouver Public Library

Good news. The Slumach research collection, properly catalogued, is now in the vault of Special Collections on the 7th floor of the Central Branch, 350 West Georgia. For most of us there is no need to go to VPL to do research since all these documents are also available in digital format on the Slumach Web site, but what if there is no Web site anymore? The move of the paper version of collection to Special Collections at VPL assures that the information remains available for interested researchers. Thanks to management and staff of VPL, and in particular Kate Rusell, assistant manager for accepting the collection.   Click here to see the description of the collection. The books, videos etc. that are part of the collection have not been catalogues yet. More boxes will be added to the four that are listed now.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

They found Gold ... but where?

Daryl presents a smorgasbord of discovery shots on his latest video "The Treasure of the Golden Mountains," that ends up in the Power House of Stave Dam with Beethoven sounding in the background. Click here!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

B. C. Prospectors

Welcome back in the digital world, Rob Nicholson. Yes, two years after closing his old Web site Nicholson is back with a great new one! Click here to go to the site and you'll read:
Welcome to B.C. Prospectors, the website dedicated to British Columbia's prospecting and mining history. In addition to historical references, intriguing legends and specialized mining reports, B.C. Prospectors also provides research and consulting services to independent parties.

Sunday, 4 December 2011


No idea who he is other than, as his profile says, he lives in Coquitlam, and his interests are focussed on environment and history. In his profile is a list of his blogs (more than two dozen) with some interesting information for instance: Pitt River, Upper Pitt River, Pitt Lake and more. Check it out!

Official Travel Now

Crom2000 (you know who that is) is rather upset about the use of his free video by Official Travel Now, presenting it as if it is one of their own. Click here to read or join the discussion. I see Exxotica Booty Girls presented by OTN as well. Indeed, not the right company for a serious treasure hunting report.

Friday, 2 December 2011


Yes, the Slumach and Pitt Lake's Lost Gold Mine articles in Wikipedia have been neglected for quite some time and a clean-up was overdue. That has been done now, including adding required in-line references. Have a look.
There is some doubt lingering about the "notability" of the articles but with the new references in place let's hope that they will not be removed.

      10 Deeember: The "notability" tag has now been removed from the Pitt Lake's Lost Gold Mine article but not yet from the Slumach article. "Notability" in the Wikipedia community means it should be verifiable: it should have reliable third-party sources and it should be "worthy of notice."