1. Active ongoing research into the locations of both
the The Legend of the Lost Underground River of Gold of Shuswap Lake
and the The
Legend of the Lost Spanish Gold Mine at Siwash Creek - Yale, B.C.
2. In the summer of 2017, we will also begin filming locations related to The Legend of the Lost Gold Deposit of Pitt Lake, based on the information and locations identified by R.W. [Rob] Nicholson during the course of his research in the mid 1980's.
These projects are being filmed for future documentary purposes. Some of our research videos are posted in short form on our You Tube Channel.
The Legend of The Lost Underground River of Gold of Shuswap Lake
One of the earliest written accounts of this legend was published in the
September 1972 issue of True Treasure. The article written by T.W. Paterson,
reads in part; “Does a cave of gold, its location long forgotten, exist along
the 700-mile shoreline of British Columbia Shuswap Lake. According to Indian
legend, which historians have found time and again to be remarkably accurate,
such a cave, miles in length, hides a blind river, rich in gold, which was
worked by native miners of bygone ages.
The Shuswap native mining activities and the possible connection to early Spanish presence in the region forms the basis of this project. The fact that David Thompson's journal identifies the Shuswap natives owning herds of horses before he arrived, in-itself suggests early Spanish presence in the area. The significance of native pictographs, geological information, area mining history, pioneer diaries, combined with information offered by Spanish Historian, Donald M. Viles and renowned mineral dowser Mundie McRea are all integral components of this projects research portfolio. Additional research material not currently publicized will also be incorporated. Filming will be conducted at all significant locations however the specific location of native pictographs will not be identified in order to maintain site integrity.
Examples of Research Content
Donald M. Viles: Donald M. Viles was a well known and respected
Spanish historian and published author. His research identifies early
settlements and outposts in North
America including British Columbia.
As identified on Viles map
location index, the early Spanish mining settlement of Chihuahau, New Spain was
located where Chase, B.C. is currently situated.
Mundie McRea: Mundie McRea was a
well known and respected mineral dowser. His phenomenal abilities and
pin-point accuracy was utilized by prospectors, mining companies and
geologists alike. He located copper deposits at the Copper
Mountain Mine in Princeton when company geologists and drilling
programs were unsuccessful. McRea's is most famous for his discovery of
the lost Sliver Bars in Slocan Lake in
Mundie McRea: Mundie McRea was a well known and respected mineral dowser. His phenomenal abilities and pin-point accuracy was utilized by prospectors, mining companies and geologists alike. He located copper deposits at the Copper Mountain Mine in Princeton when company geologists and drilling programs were unsuccessful. McRea's is most famous for his discovery of the lost Sliver Bars in Slocan Lake in 1971;Canadian Financial Journal News Story.
2. Using a Sonar Digital Depth Display System we were able to see a distinct color change in the lake bottom at the same location the temperature increase was recorded. This color change does indicate a silt/sediment layer produced by the outflow of the subterranean channel.
UPDATE 2: Related to Update 1 - 2014
Divers dove on the Mundie McRea location identified above. An anomaly approximately 100 feet wide was identified on the lake bottom. The anomaly is consistent with a former underwater water channel. Samples of the bottom sands assayed very high in micro gold.
UPDATE 3: Related to R. Roberts - 2016
Historical records identify the original Roberts homestead as being located slightly north of Queest Village, less than a mile from where the outflow of the subterranean river identified by Mundie McRea and the divers is located.
UPDATE 4: 2016
A attempt was made to locate the small entrance to the subterranean river as identified by Mundie McRea. This small entrance or cave may also be the same entrance found by R. Roberts as it is located less than a mile from the original Roberts homestead. Time constrictions and lack of necessary mountaineering equipment prohibited the completion of the expedition for the season.
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The Lost Spanish Gold Mine
is believed to be located somewhere in the vicinity of Siwash Creek,
B.C. The First Nations
legend states, in part; Long before Simon Fraser, the first recorded European
explorer arrived in the area , the native peoples
had already been visited by strangers generations before. These early visitors spent all of their time
gathering 'yellow rock' [gold]. The visitors gathered 15 mule loads of
'yellow rock' , which they hid in a cave before continuing their journey east. These visitors
never returned and their stash of gold is still believed to lay hidden in a cave
somewhere between the Fraser River and Coquihalla River drainages.
Examples of Research Content
Donald M. Viles: Donald M. Viles was a well known and respected Spanish historian and published author. Viles research identifies early Spanish mining settlements and outposts in North America including British Columbia. As identified on Viles map location index, the early Spanish referred to the Fraser River as Rio Grande Del Norte, Lillooet, B.C. as El Paso and Princeton, B.C. as Santa Barbara.
Rock Carvings: The origin and significance of the rock carvings located in the general area have never been conclusively confirmed. Some of these carvings are strikingly similar to known early Spanish distance, mine and treasure symbols.
UPDATE 1: Rock Carving Site #1 - Early Spanish distance marker # 1.
UPDATE 2 - 2015: Measuring the distance from the the 6 vertical lines, which we believe are Varas, we used a metal detector to check the location. At a depth of approximately 2 feet we found rusted soil and very small pieces of metal. It was more than obvious that something metal had been buried there at one time.
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The Legend of The Lost Gold Deposit of Pitt Lake
UPDATE 1 - 2016: In August we flew to the location of a Tent Shaped Rock that Rob found in the mid 1980's. Rob firmly believes that this rock is the one that Walter Jackson describes in his letter. We used a metal detector to check the parameter of the rock and found an old lead-bottom tin can buried roughly 2 feet down on the trail side of the rock. Watch our on-site video
Update 2 - 2017: 3 days after posting the Walter Jackson video on our YouTube Channel we were informed that the Tent Rock that Rob found in the 1980's is the same rock that renowned mineral dowser Mundie McRea located in 1976. Mundie McRea initially located the rock by dowsing a map. An old gold pan and pick were found at the site in 1976. Watch our updated video
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