B.C. Prospectors is a Nicholson family administered website.
The Nicholson family tree is deeply rooted in the mining history of British
Columbia. Information, stories and legends passed down through the
generations offer us unique perspectives on a multitude of topics and are a
valuable asset to our ongoing research and consulting.
Our ancestors include; Henry Nicholson, one of British Columbia's first mining recorders and the first permanent settler in Midway, B.C. The Lockwoods who prospected all over B.C. and Alaska during the late 1800's, including mining at Siwash Creek near Yale in the late 1890's and early 1900's. Charles Fulkerson, railway locomotive engineer from Grand Forks, B.C., was a close friend with the John [Jolly Jack] Thornton of the famous Jolly Jack's Lost Gold in the Boundary Area. Alexis Fulkerson, son of Charles Fulkerson, was also a railway locomotive engineer and friends with Robert Allen Brown, aka "Doc" "Volcanic".
R.W. [Rob] Nicholson is B.C. Prospectors primary research coordinator. He was raised in Yale and Lytton, B.C. and has been been an avid prospector since his early teens. Rob served in the Canadian Military as a Combat Engineer during the 1970's. His familiarity with prospecting and wilderness activities combined with his military survival training provided him the necessary skills to explore some of the most remote areas of B.C. During his ventures, Rob has made several significant discoveries that, combined with corroborative research, have been recognized internationally. His book, Lost Creek Mine - Historical Analysis of the Legendary Gold Deposit of Pitt Lake, sparked international attention resulting in an international feature length documentary [see; Legends Page for free PDF Book download] Rob was also a licensed Private Investigator for several years and gained international recognition for his work in that field as well. He is an internationally recognized research consultant and historian as well as being a published author.
For the last several years Rob has been involved with research and film coordination for documentary films. He has worked with various production companies including; CBC - Fifth Estate Toronto, ON, CTV-BC - Vancouver, B.C., Ascent Films Inc. - Kelowna, B.C., Mineworks Films - Aachen Germany, Channel One T.V. - Moscow, Russia, Discovery Communication
Rob's children; C.D. [Cory] Nicholson, C.L. [Cathy] Nicholson, S.W.[Scott] Nicholson and S.A. [Stacie] Nicholson all enjoy prospecting and gold panning as their own careers permit. Each one has specific legends of interest and pursue their own continuing research into these legends as their time permits.
Stacey Logan is B.C. Prospectors paranormal/supernatural research coordinator as well as our film/photography specialist. She was raised in the Kamloops area and has an extensive knowledge of the multi-cultural history of that area.
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