Sunday, 27 September 2015

Only six inches under the surface!

Mick Brown with his 2.7 kilogram nugget.
Nuggets as large as walnuts, you said? Now, this is more like it. Click here to read the story shared by Evan.  

Friday, 18 September 2015


Occasionally people recognize members of the cast of “The Curse.” That happens often to Daryl when he wears his trademark hat.  “I get recognized lots. I guess they think I am evil so they follow me around, and point. Or they stare at me at intersections. The strangest was when I came out of London Drugs one day. A security guard was standing by my truck. 'I know who you are,' he said, 'I thought I would guard your truck while you were shopping.' ‘Thanks,' I said. As I drove away he waved, and I waved back."

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Gold Rush! Eldorado in BC

Gold history buffs will be well-advised to come “...face-to-face with the real history of gold in BC and beyond” at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. Click here for the Museum’s Web site with more information.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Bank of British North America

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In episode 3 of “The Curse of the Frozen Gold” Daryl is pleased to establish the existence in San Francisco of the Bank of British North America. At this Canadian bank the legendary “Jackson" would have deposited his wealth, including those nuggets as large as walnuts. 
The building that housed the bank burned down in 1906. With that all  records went up in flames that could have shown if Jackson was there or not.
“Jackson” was most likely never there. Why would he, an American,  have deposited his loot in a Canadian bank in San Francisco? The name Bank of British North America was only added to the story in 1939 by a creative Canadian journalist and a helpful Canadian prospector. 
Click here to read the 1939 article in The Province. 
No specific bank is mentioned in any of the versions of the "Jackson letter” or other publications before the article of 1939. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Expeditions and Traverses

Because of The Curse of the Frozen Gold  there is renewed interest in Adam's and Evan’s exploration of the Terrarosa etc. Click here  to a posting with videos of their Terrarosa expedition in 2010. For the video of their Harrison to Whistler traverse 2013 click here.

Saturday, 5 September 2015


Click here to read “Coquitlam search team has a warning for gold seekers” in Tri-Cities Now posted  4 September 2015. For a pdf version of the text click here.
Of course the real Slumach had nothing to do with gold -- but the legendary Slumach lives on.

Statement from Coquitlam SAR

Coquitlam Search and Rescue issued a warning to all gold hunters inspired by “The Curse". Click here.

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