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In 1864 Vancouver Island had its own brief gold rush creating Leechtown. The original cairn commemorating the boomtown has long vanished. With a team of volunteers and supporters VIPMA (the Vancouver Island Placer Mining Association) replaced the cairn with a new boulder monument. Unveiled by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Judith Guichon, in July 2014 it marks the 150th anniversary of this still producing gold area.
VIPMA is the Vancouver Island Placer Mining Association, a group of dedicated panners looking for gold west of Victoria BC. This video highlights the Iron Wheel claim about 20 minutes north of Sooke and only accessible by VIPMA members. With good luck and much effort the historic Leech River yields fine particles and the occasional flake of gold. Its a great way to spend the day1
Explore the old underground copper mine at Britannia Beach, near Vancouver BC Canada. Take a guided tour through the old tunnels, blasted out of solid rock and experience the working life of a hard rock miner. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia... Britannia Beach is a small unincorporated community in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District located approximately 55 kilometers north of Vancouver, British Columbia on the Sea-to-Sky Highway on Howe Sound. It has a population of about 300. The community first developed between 1900 and 1904 as the residential area for the staff of the Britannia Mining and Smelting Company. The residential areas and the mining operation were physically interrelated, resulting in coincidental mining and community disasters through its history. Today, the tow...
Klondex Mines (TSX: KDX; NYSE:KLDX) “Fundamentally, there's nothing wrong with the company. We are better positioned now – and with less risk – than when we were trading at our 52-week high.” President and CEO of Klondex Mines, Paul Huet, believes the re-balancing of the GDXJ has given investors a unique opportunity to buy shares of Klondex at a discount.
Me and my friend Callum hiking up to and exploring an abandoned mine in Ladysmith, BC on Vancouver Island. Subscribe for more epic content!
We took a trip to Canada a bit ago and I wanted to share some footage of an abandoned mineshaft that we probably should not have entered. It seemed to go on forever and we didn't reach the end in this clip, but I have been to the end of it and the tunnel gets pretty small. Next we check out the cabin thats right on top of the mining claim. It's seen better days but wouldn't take much work to be usable once again. We join our good flannel clad friend Harvey for a visit. He's always fun and pretty vocal so I wanted to share a bit of the visit with everyone. I hope you enjoy these clips, it's a long video at 20 min but it's all over the place, enjoy. Music: The Moonshine - http://www.facebook.com/themoonshinemusic
Investing News Network (INN) Klondex Mines (TSX:KDX, NYSE:KDLX) is a mining company based in Vancouver, has 3 unique facilities across Canada and the US, that focus on narrow vein underground mines. President & CEO Paul Andre Huet caught up with INN about Klondex's recently acquisition projects; the Hollister mine and the Aurora mine (formerly Esmeralda mine). Find out more about investing by INN @ http://investingnews.com/ Want a FREE investor kit? Download here↓ http://investingnews.com/resource-free-reports/ Follow us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/resourceinvestingnews/ https://www.facebook.com/GoldInvestingNews/ Follow us on Twitter: @INN_Resource @INN_Gold ________________________________________________________________ The Investing News Network does not guarantee t...
Rough jade is one of the most valuable minerals on Earth. Have you walked right over it? I show some Wyoming nephrite jade that I've found, talk about an upcoming jade mining project, and discuss the mineralogy that can lead to you finding your own jade deposits. There has been a "green gold" rush going on but few know about it. Learn how to identify jade, how to find jade, and how to become a better prospector or rock hunter. Rock hounding, rock collecting, and mining
Old miners cabin and gold mine are found hidden deep in the forest.The next what I did today might be digging out the gold mine entrance and exploring the mine shaft.This will be probably be a 20 minute or so movie clip with much better film quality'
I found a nice pocket with a couple vugs of black tourmaline (schorl). This is part 1, I've extracted about 40lbs worth of specimen quality material so far. Part 2 will follow as weather permits revisiting the mine site.
Huge quartz veins with Gold and Silver visible in the mine. Huge stopes with impressive timbering, ore carts 5 levels at the abandoned Dentonia mine near Jewel Lake. Massive Gold and Silver producer mine abandoned in 1946.
Chris Curran, Manager Corporate Communications for International Northair Mines (TSX.V:INM), gives a presentation on his company at the 2012 Subscriber Investment Summit. International Northair Mines Ltd. is a mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition and development of gold and silver properties in Mexico. Please read important disclaimer here: http://bit.ly/rGtuh3 To learn more or watch other presentations from the Subscriber Investment Summit visit: http://resourcespots.com/subscriber-investment-summit-vancouver-2012
Well, I've had my drone now for six months... and this is a montage of some of my best shots so far. Much thanks to my valued co-pilot, Carol MacFayden. I've not had the machine for a summer yet, so hopefully many more good shots! These are mostly Vancouver Island landmarks, but a few from the Sea to Sky highway in there as well. Thanks for everyone's support so far!
My friends, Hai, Dave, Nick and I went to explore some mines on the Gold Rush Trail, BC. There are 3 different levels. Hai's jeep on 39s with roof top tent made it through the mine. The lower level is flooded and the middle level is drivable. Driving through the mine you enter at the 900 level, and take the ramp up and exit the 1000 level. We couldn't reach the entrance of the top level because of the snow line. It took us a while to find the entrance. After we got in, we took the down ramps and ended up with another flooded area. After 20 minutes of driving, we decided to come out from the entrance we came in. Dave was driving the last jeep. He didn't come out. When he came out after 5 minutes, he told us he found the up ramp which also indicates ramp exit. We decided to go back an...
a trip to some old copper/iron mines on skirt mountain of vancouver island
A taste of jade mining in Northern British Columbia, Canada. Nephrite jade mining has a history of over 40 years in BC and the market continues to be strong. Unlike other jobs, jade mining is only operable between June and September of each year.
At this year's Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC), John Kaiser of Kaiser Research stopped by to chat about some of the junior mining companies on his watch list. Interestingly, he noted that one third of the companies at VRIC also make up one-third of the 100 companies on his latest Bottom Fish report, assembled at the end of 2015. "This is the cream of the crop assembling into this place," he said. And while Kaiser admitted that the sector isn't out of the woods yet, he's taking the stance that "this is it." "We will never, ever again see such an assembly of management talent, inside juniors with good projects, a lot of them still with money, and at an incredible valuation level where the retail investor has never, ever, in my 30 years of experience, had a chance to get acc...
A look at the start of the underground tour at this historic copper mine just north of Vancouver.