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Placer Streams of British Columbia | Lost and Forgotten Treasures | Random


Placer Streams of British Columbia  

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Antler Creek

Antler Creek - Cariboo Mining District:  Named by John Rose, McDonald "Doc" Keithley and George Warner, the first placer miners on the creek in 1860, who found a large rack of antlers on its bank.

Antler Creek Flows N past Barkerville, then NE into Bowron River.
Latitude-Longitude at the mouth:  5315'30''N, 12124'39''W
Datum:  NAD 83
NTS Map:  93H/6
Related Maps:  93A/14 - 93H/3 - 93H/6

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Baker Creek

Baker Creek - Quesnel Mining District:  Named after Auguste Boulanger, who took up land in this area in May 1903 and in 1910 & 1911 operated the government ferry which ran across the Fraser River at Quesnel. After his arrival, M.Boulanger anglicized his name to August Baker, and was known locally as "Augie" Baker.

Baker Creek flows east into Fraser River at Quesnel
Latitude-Longitude at the mouth:  5258'22''N, 12230'11''W
Datum:  NAD 83
NTS Map:  93B/15
Related Maps:  93B/11 - 93B/14 - 93B/15

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Bedwell River

Bedwell River - West Coast of Vancouver Island Mining Division later change to Clayoquot Mining Division.  The name Bedwell River was adopted 10 July 1923, as labeled on BC map 2A, 1920 et seq, in association with Bedwell Sound; not "Bear River" as labeled on British Admiralty Chart 584, 1863 et seq, and as identified in the 1909 BC Gazetteer.

Bedwell River flows SW into head of Bedwell Sound, N of Tofino
Latitude-Longitude at the mouth:  4921'51''N, 12546'36''W
Datum:  NAD 83
NTS Map: 
92F/5

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Carnes Creek Carnes Creek - Revelstoke Mining District:   Named after Henry Carnes, who along with William Downie, Nelson de Mars, Louis Bee, and Steve Liberty took four boats from Fort Colville and ascended the Columbia River in 1865; they first discovered gold on Carnes Creek but richer finds were made on French Creek in August that same year.

Carnes Creek flows West into Lake Revelstoke, South of Downie Creek
Latitude-Longitude at the mouth:  5117'44''N, 11816'26''W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  82M/8
Related Maps:  82L/ - 82N/5


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Cherry Creek Cherry Creek - Okanagan Mining District:   One of six [ Cherry Creek's ] listed by the British Columbia Geographical Names Office.  This Cherry Creek has been identified in the British Columbia Ministry of Mines Reports since 1874.

Cherry Creek  flows West in the Shuswap River below Sugar Lake, East of Vernon.
Latitude-Longitude at the mouth:  5015'31''N, 11838'14''W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  82L/7
Related Maps:  82L/7 - 82L/8

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China Creek China Creek - Alberni Mining District:   Named for the Chinese who operated a store near the mouth of the creek.

China Creek flows South West into Alberi Inlet.
Latitude-Longitude at the mouth:  4909'10''N, 12447'25''W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  92F/2

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Deadman River
[a.k.a. Deadman's Creek]
Deadman River - Kamloops Mining District:  In 1817 Pierre Charette, Nor'wester, was killed by his traveling companion in a quarrel over the campsite. In 1828 McDonald named it Chivrette River, and in 1835 Black used Knife River, but it soon achieved its present designation. The Shuswap name had been Hai in wohl, meaning a "circle or detour".

Deadman River flows South into the Thompson River just West of Kamloops Lake.
Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  5044'39''N, 12055'07''W.
Datum:  NAD83.
NTS Map:  92I/10.
Related Maps:  92I/10 - 92I/15 - 92P/1 - 92P/2.


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Gun Creek 

Gun Creek - Lillooet Mining Division:  Gun Creek flows SE. into Carpenter Lake.

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  5053'30"N, 12246'23"W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  92J/15
Related Maps:  92J/14 - 92J/15 - 920/3

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Horse Creek

Horse Creek - Atlin Mining Division:  Horse Creek flows West into Surprise Lake.

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  5941'49"N, 13311'50"W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  104N/11
Related Maps:  104N - 104N/11

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Jamieson Creek

Jamieson Creek - Kamloops Mining District:  Jamieson Creek flows Southeast into the North Thompson River, North of Kamloops.

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  5052'46''N, 12015'46''W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  92I/16
Related Maps:  92I/16 - 92P/1

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Leech River

Leech River - Victoria Mining Division:  Flows E into Sooke River below Sooke Lake, Malahat Land District

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  4829'39''N, 12342'44''W.
Datum:  NAD83.
NTS Map:  92I/4.
Related Maps: 92B/12 - 92B/5

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Lemon Creek

Lemon Creek - Slocan City Mining Division:  Flows West into Slocan River.  Kootenay Land District

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  4942'24''N, 11729'33''W.
Datum:  NAD83.
NTS Map:  82F/11.

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Log Creek

Log Creek - Yale Mining District:  Log Creek flows Southeast into the Nahatlatch River on the West side of the Fraser River.

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  5000'37''N, 12138'21''W.
Datum:  NAD83.
NTS Map:  92I/4.

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Mission Creek

Mission Creek - Osoyoos Mining District:  Named after the Okanagan Mission established by Father Pierre Richard, Father Charles Marie Pandosy and Brother Surel, of the Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Mission was established in 1859 at the south end of Duck Lake (now Ellison Lake) but was moved the following year to this creek, then known as Riviere de l'Anse au Sable, "Sandy Cove River".  The Okanagan name of the creek, N'wha-kwi-sen, means "smoothing stones"

Mission Creek flows West into Okanagan Lake just South of Kelowna.
Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  4950'33''N, 11929'37''W. 
Datum:  NAD83.
NTS Map:  82E/14.
Related Maps:  82E/14 - 82E/15 - 82L/2.


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Nigger Creek

Nigger Creek - Kootenay Mining District:  Nigger Creek flows Southeast then North into Negro Lake.  North side of Moyie River, Southwest of Cranbrook.

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  4925'41''N, 11556'35''W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  82G/5
Related Maps:  82F/8 - 82G/5


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Quartz Creek

 

Quartz Creek - Golden Mining Division:  Flows NW. into Columbia Reach, KinbasketLake, Kootenay Land District

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  5131'02''N, 11724'14''W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  82N/11
Related Maps:  82N/11 - 82N/6

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Siwash Creek
- Similkameen -
Siwash Creek - Similkameen Mining District:  Flows South into Hayes Creek.

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  4939'40''N, 12020'08''W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  92H/9

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Sowaqua Creek Sowaqua Creek - Yale Mining District: - Sowqua Creek flows Northwest into the Coquihalla River. Northeast of Hope.

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  4926'38''N, 12116'11''W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  92H/6

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Squaw Creek Squaw Creek - Atlin Mining Division:  Squaw Creek flows North across the B.C.-Yukon boundary into the Tatshenshini River

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  60
00'00"N, 13707'00"W
Datum:  NAD27
NTS Map:  114P/14

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Wright Creek

Wright Creek - Atlin Mining Division:  Wright Creek flows North into Surprise Lake, East of Otter Lake, Cassiar Land District.

Latitude - Longitude at the mouth:  5930'25"N, 13321'24"W
Datum:  NAD83
NTS Map:  104N/11
Related Maps:  104N - 104N/11

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Lost and Forgotten Treasures

Granite City - Lost Platinum Cache | Jackass Mountain's Crevice of Gold | Pitt Lake - Lost Gold Deposit | Siwash Creek's Lost Gold | Yale's Golden Root


Granite City - Lost Platinum Cache

A brief representation of the mining history of Granite Creek and Granite City in relationship to the Legend of the Lost Platinum Cache of Granite City.

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Jackass Mountain's Crevice of Gold

The Legend of the native massacre of miners near the summit of the old Upper Trail on Jackass Mountain.  The miners, all of their possessions, including 4 large sacks of gold were hidden in a crevice near the location of the battle.

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Pitt Lake - Lost Gold Deposit

G.S. "Stu" Brown found the Legendary Pitt Lake Lost Gold Deposit in the early 1970's.  He estimated the gold i the hidden creek to be worth billions of dollars.  This is part 1 of selected audio clips from a 1989 conversation between Stu Brown and Rob Nicholson .

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G.S. "Stu" Brown found the Legendary Pitt Lake Lost Gold Deposit in the early 1970's.  He estimated the gold i the hidden creek to be worth billions of dollars.  This is part 2 of selected audio clips from a 1989 conversation between Stu Brown and Rob Nicholson .

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G.S. "Stu" Brown found the Legendary Pitt Lake Lost Gold Deposit in the early 1970's.  He estimated the gold i the hidden creek to be worth billions of dollars.  This is part 3 of selected audio clips from a 1989 conversation between Stu Brown and Rob Nicholson .

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For several years in the late 1980's, Rob Nicholson researched the Legend of the Pitt Lake Lost Gold Deposit.  In this video he identifies the location of R.A. "Volcanic" Brown's cabin as well as the location of an old Stone Oven he found in the same area Brown's last camp was located.

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For several years in the late 1980's, Rob Nicholson researched the Legend of the Pitt Lake Lost Gold Deposit.  In this video he presents a brief history of Walter Jackson and his 1901 discovery of the elusive Gold Deposit along with a short video of what he believe to be Jackson's Tent Shaped Rock.

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A brief update on our previous video on Walter Jackson and his Tent Shaped Rock.


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Siwash Creek's Lost Gold
 

Two young miners working at Siwash Creek, near Yale, B.C., ventured out to do their own prospecting.  They found small but very rich placer stream somewhere beyond the headwaters of Siwash Creek.  They were unable to relocate the stream after they came out for supplies.  Other miners also searched the ares and could not locate the small stream.  Old Spanish Artifacts were found somewhere between the Fraser River and the Coquihalla River.

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Yale's Golden Root

The Legend of a fortune in Gold Hidden Under the Root of a Tree Overlooking Yale, B.C.

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Mysterious Claw Marks
 

Mysterious and Unexplained Claw Marks on a Tree in an Area Void of Life between Glacier Lake and Stave Glacier.

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Gold Fever Gord

Light Humor For All Prospectors - 1

How To Deal With A Problem Bear Without Wasting Precious Ammunition

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Light Humor For All Prospectors - 2

If You Think It's A Bear Climb A Tree

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Light Humor For All Prospectors - 3

When In Doubt - Attack!!


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Lytton Geoglyphs

The Mysterious Anomaly at Lytton, B.C., that can only be seen from a highly elevated position, similar to the Nazca Lines in Peru.

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The Mystery of the Lost Silver Bars of Slocan Lake

Jim Semeniuk discusses his fathers discovery of the submerged C.P.R. Box Car that were supposed to contain the Lost Silver Bars of Slocan Lake.  The discovery was made with the assistance of renowned B.C. Mineral Dowser, Mundie McRea.

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Sasquatch

On June the 30th 1884, a southbound C.P.R. train crew and several passengers captured a Gorilla Type Creature 20 miles north of Yale, B.C.  The Creature is believed to have been an immature Sasquatch.  Identified in the newspaper as 'Jacko', local residents of Yale did and still do refer to the Creature as 'Jocko', so we used the name 'Jocko' in our video.

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