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.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Harrison to Whistler

The famous duo Adam (Agassiz) and Evan (Melbourne) has done is again this year. They crossed the mountains—this time not from Harrison to the head of Pitt Lake but from Harrison to Whistler. Three fellow mountain enthusiasts, Asher (Melbourne), Chris (Chilliwack), and Kelly (Chilliwack), went with them on their walk. 
No gold but absolute certainty now that, with the glaciers receding, Volcanic Brown’s remains will be exposed next year and also a bonanza beyond your wildest dreams.
Some famous (less nimble) collectors of mines, gold, myth and history joined the fearless climbers to look at their videos and photos and to hear their tall stories. Standing left to right:  Asher, Don, Greg, Adam, and Kelly. Sitting Chris, Evan, and Daryl.
Click here to see a fabulous selection of pictures from Adam’s collection. 

Saturday, 3 August 2013

YVR Take-Off Fridays

The folks at the Virgin Bookstore at YVR have invited Rick and Brian Antonson back for another book signing on FRIDAY AUGUST 30th from 10am to 2pm as part of the YVR "Take Off Friday" event. This  will be the LAST of the series of events. Join the fun! 
The Antonsons will be there to with their (and Mary Trainer's) Slumach's Gold, and Rick's To Timbuktu for a Haircut and Route 66 Still Kicks. 

Monday, 27 May 2013

Jackson? Shotwell?

Daryl was in San Francisco this past week searching for Sir Francais Drakes silver cache on Angel Island and he writes
While at the library downtown San Fran doing research I decided to see if I could find any record of Jackson or Shotwell. First off I can tell you Shotwell is from San Fran  -- it was a big family name. There is a Shotwell street.... But anyway, I found a W Jackson listed on a ship passanger list coming from Vancouver to San Fran in time frame he would have made his find.. Most people travelled by boat back then and his condition he would have. Also you know how the two names Shotwell and Jackson get mixed up in lost mine lore in the old newspaper clippings.. I found a W. J. Shotwell who died in 1928.. Could it be the same Shotwell?  Here are two pics of the listings.
Yes, could that be?

Friday, 12 April 2013

Brian Antonson Prospecting the Universe

The search for Slumach's gold gets a new dimension.
Brian Antonson is spearheading the installation of an observatory in Mission. The picture shows him pointing upward to where treasures will be discovered.
Well done Brian, and congratulations to Mission City for yet another jewel on your crown!
Click on the name of the newspapers to read all about it. Mission City Record and Abbotsford Mission Times. 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

From an Australian Newspaper

Evan Howard will return to BC this summer to explore the Terrarosa Glacier area an beyond and to find the gold where it is. Next years expedition in Alaska with John Cantor will be an incredible challenge. The two are planning to start in Kotzebue, on the West Coast of Alaska, and finish on the northern slope at the Canadian border. The journey will be approximately 1,800 km and they will travel on skies. It has never been done before. Click on the image to read the cutting.

A Meeting of Brains and Brawns

Evan and John made a pitt stop in Abbotsford between Alaska and Australia and took the opportunity for a quick get together of those hungry for gold or just enjoying what else our golden mountains have to offer. Maps came on the table to find old tracks and to plan future exploits this summer. Videos an photos were shown of John and Evan's exploration in the frozen north and others showing the challenges of following Slumach's tracks. And then there was that wonderful turkey dinner to feed mind and body. Thanks for all that!
Click on the picture to have a closer look at the gathering of mountaineers and prospectors.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Placer Mining

Attached from Prince George Free Press may have escaped your attention. Just click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pages.