Friday, 31 October 2008

R.W. Nicholson's Lost Creek Mine book now in print

R.W. (Bob) Nicholson's book Lost Creek Mine, Historical Analysis of the Legendary Gold Deposit of Pitt Lake to date only available as an e-book, is now available in print through XLibris. Click here for information and to order.
Lost Creek Mine contains some but not all of the letters written by G.S. "Stu" Brown to BC Government officials claiming that he had found the legendary Pitt Lake gold deposit. Nicholson has made the complete Stu Brown letter collection available (downloads only) through Lulu. Click here.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Defrauder Creek

Defrauder Creek -- BCGN Official name: "Adopted 3 July 1963 on 92G; an established local name according to Geological Survey of Canada field staff."

It would be nice to know how the creek earned the name "defrauder" that is "a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud" per definition. I wonder if it has anything to do with the workings of "Slumach Lost Creek Mine Ltd." in that area in 1952/1953, finding nothing and leaving their investors with not more than a piece of paper and a lost dream.