Gold rush in BC?


unclepercy
#1
I had absolutely no idea that there was gold in Canada - boy, you're gonna be rich!

New Gold Discovery on Davidson Property

NOVEMBER 3, 2005 - 16:46 ET

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 3, 2005) - Southern Rio Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SNZ) is pleased to announce a significant new gold discovery on the recently acquired Davidson Property in central British Columbia.

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www.cdn-news.com/news/releases/home.jsp (external - login to view)

Percy
 
no1important
#2
There was a major gold rush around Barnhartvale in the late 1800's and around Yale as well. There are also many many gold mines in the Yukon and a gold rush up there as well in the late 1800's. Well hopefully Gold stays high. I do own some.
 
missile
#3
Don't tell him about our diamond mines
 
Ten Packs
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by no1important

There was a major gold rush around Barnhartvale in the late 1800's and around Yale as well. There are also many many gold mines in the Yukon and a gold rush up there as well in the late 1800's. Well hopefully Gold stays high. I do own some.

You sure you didn't mean BARKERVILLE?

Barnhartvale is a quiet suburb of Kamloops....
 
mrmom2
#5
That'd would be Billy Barnhartvale I guess :P
 
no1important
#6
I meant Barkerville. I guess I had Kamloops on my mind. ha ha
 
peapod
#7
There have been gold rushes all over british columbia, here on the island there was a gold mine in zeballos, and people still pan for gold in china creek in port alberni, frito goes paning in china creek.

www.themeunits.com/GoldQuiz.html (external - login to view)
 
Karlin
#8
OH YA BOY.
Thar's gold in them thar hills!!

I live in Kootenay area of BC, where Silver and Gold were what brought people here in the first, or second after natives, place.

There are many mines around here , many gold and silver strikes [they go together]
Rossland was the biggest producer I think, and Nelson, Ymir, Salmon Siding [now Salmo after the Salmon were blocked by dams!] and others. Slocan, the Silvery Trrail , they call it.

Now, most of these places are ski paradises due to the great snow here. We had a dump last night, the hills are ready early, C'mon.

Now, Trail is still producing ore, and the Sparwood area is producing top grade coal by the mega tonne.

The town of Trail area turned all red-brown as the vegitation died from the pollution.
Our streams are rife with heavy metal pollution, Salmo River has car bodies along the banks holding back toxic dumps of cyanide and arsenic and mercury. Really awful stuff.Want photos?

The Salmo River was used to dump 100,000's of tons of mining waste. Nobody eats the [remaining] fish even now.

Oh yes, mining shaped this area.
First, they burned off all the cedar forests so they could see the gold and travel easier - really disgusting stuff. Thousands of sq miles of virgin forest was leveled and now is just scrappy trees and loose soils.

History is as bleak as Prophesy eh?
Karlin
 
unclepercy
#9
Karlin,
Thanks for taking the time to fill me in on the mining situation.
I am sorry to tell you but Canada rarely makes the news down here, and when it does, it's usually about oil and gas.

I have to seek out news about Canada on the internet in order to learn anything. You know...they don't teach Canadian history in the US. We have so much going on here, it fills the newspaper with crapola every single day.

Percy
 
peapod
#10
Why don't you visit canada and find out for yourself uncle, but forget about the other provinces...the jewel in the crown is Brtish Columbia...especially lotusland, vancouver island...

That otta stir the hornets nest
 
MMMike
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Why don't you visit canada and find out for yourself uncle, but forget about the other provinces...the jewel in the crown is Brtish Columbia...especially lotusland, vancouver island...

That otta stir the hornets nest

Booo, hissss! It is acknowledged by all Canadians that Toronto is the centre of the universe! We are loved and held in reverence by all! :P
 
peapod
#12
hehehhe first cast and already a strike My uncle lives right downtown toronto...gwad! I know your lying mike..I been there :P
But I do admit that northern ontario is a different story...I spent many a summer at me grandmas house on the shores of lake huron....vey vey nice and good fishing
 
Ten Packs
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by MMMike

We are loved and held in reverence by all! :P


Yeah, and a pig's *** is pork, too.....
 
Ocean Breeze
#14
Quote:

Booo, hissss! It is acknowledged by all Canadians that Toronto is the centre of the universe! We are loved and held in reverence by all!



WHICH universe might that be????


(if there is a gold rush in BC.........for gosh sakes keep quiet about it..........or the bush criminals will invade , sure as sh*t. the bush criminals includes every ignoramous (dumbed down) who voted for him too. ..........SO THERE!!
 
MMMike
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

hehehhe first cast and already a strike My uncle lives right downtown toronto...gwad! I know your lying mike..I been there :P
But I do admit that northern ontario is a different story...I spent many a summer at me grandmas house on the shores of lake huron....vey vey nice and good fishing

What is this 'northern ontario' of which you speak? Are you talking Markham or something? You know you guys are all jealous! :P What do you guys have out there, besides your pretty mountains, better climate and better weed, anyway??? ....... er,well, maybe you are onto something
 
Ocean Breeze
#16
Quote:

What do you guys have out there, besides your pretty mountains, better climate and better weed, anyway??? ....... er,well, maybe you are onto something



we'll never tell.

sorry.......NO gold rush, No instant riches. and no need to come here.. (except for a brief visit..........those are fine..
 
unclepercy
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Why don't you visit canada and find out for yourself uncle, but forget about the other provinces...the jewel in the crown is Brtish Columbia...especially lotusland, vancouver island...

That otta stir the hornets nest

I have been there - once. Vancouver. About 5 years ago. Very beautiful town, and the food was good. As I told my friend, it was just different enough to be interesting, but not so different that it was scary.

Uncle
 
no1important
#18
Bc Gold Rush- some links that may be helpful:

The Begginning

Barkerville (external - login to view)

Gold Rush to British Columbia (external - login to view)

Cariboo gold rush (external - login to view)

Gold Rush (external - login to view)
 

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