Sunday, 2 June 2019

Harrison Lake -- Black Diamond Mine

Adam in the Black Diamond Mine

ADAM: Researching some  Harrison Lake mining history -- the Black Diamond Mine came up. I  thought, well we should check and see if this old mine from the mid-1890s is still there! Sure enough, given the clues that were given based on its location, we set off to find it.
We found it in a matter of minutes, but it wasn’t obvious. We pulled back the debris and growth that had enclosed its entrance, fallen trees,  vine maple entanglements, and deadfall carried down from the waterfall that it is under.
With mud and water up past my knees I trudged through to the’s fascinating that it has held up this long in such a temperate environment!

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Following from the Annual Report of the BC Minister of Mines, 1895 (click on image to enlarge.)

The 1896 report of the Minister includes the following. The names “Discovery” and the “Black Diamond” claims seem to cover the same territory. (click on image to enlarge.)

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