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Title: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: QuinanBear on July 13, 2017, 09:15:28 AM
 I have spend quite some time researching geological maps, studying the BCGS maps and using google earth. After some long hours of searching the area around Pitt lake, I have come to a place that had a high grade sample taken from the lower end of the creek  Within the canyon you can see the following markers.
 A creek with no outlet at the bottom of the canyon.
 A large bench shaped rock with rusty colored moss, from which you can see three sharp peaks on the east canyon wall that is lit up by the sun at first light while you're still in darkness.
 Three peaks  to the west on a lower ridge about 50 to 100 feet in height and the treasure area is to the lower right of those. They are first seen a few miles away before you get there.
 Once you get to the creek the water there is almost white and going up you come to a place where the bedrock is bare and it is very well hidden because of it's location with sharp ridges and high mountains all around it.

 I am taking a hike there at the end of July 2017 to document it all. A quick trip from Grande Prairie AB should take 5 days. I will show pics once I'm back.

 
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Post by: Cade on July 13, 2017, 09:26:37 AM
Good luck! Keep us posted.  <-wave->
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Post by: ryanonthevedder on July 13, 2017, 03:40:23 PM
Thanks for the info I'm leaving tonight! <-yes_>
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Post by: mcbain on July 13, 2017, 08:32:43 PM
 lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@*.You watched to many of D.F.s  bullshit vids.Happy camping.Luck Mcbain.
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Post by: sunshine on July 14, 2017, 09:43:00 AM
It should be an interesting hike.  Rough area so be careful.  Look out for his ghost. 
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Post by: garth64 on July 14, 2017, 10:21:49 AM
To late Ryan I have a visual on the peaks. You may as well turn around.
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Post by: QuinanBear on July 15, 2017, 02:23:22 PM
 Just my luck.... Getting ready for my trip into the mountains and fires and closers are all over the area. I hope that it's all over by the time I go down there, who knows , maybe the ground is cleared and it will be easier going.  I have a feeling the creeks will be low as well so good chance to see more.
 I will add that the "Large bench shaped rock" is roughly 35ft long, 8ft wide, 5ft high at the lower bench part and about 10ft in total height. It sits about 100ft from the creek on a slight incline. The three peaks that Slumach saw  that the morning sun first lights up, can be seen from this rock. There is rust colored moss on parts of this rock. Here is a drawing of what the bench shaped rock kind of looks like.

 Quick question.
 What is the average distance a person can travel in areas of rock slides?
 
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Post by: QuinanBear on July 15, 2017, 02:33:09 PM
lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@*.You watched to many of D.F.s  bullshit vids.Happy camping.Luck Mcbain.
D.F. Has no clue what prospecting or Treasure hunting is. If he did they would be doing what I will be doing and that is showing the area. Not showing people  looking at maps and then heading there to check. The sad thing, is that they are into season 2 of the show and still nothing, I find that SOOOO funny. The good thing is I will have a lot of viewers when I show my location. All because these guys kind of reeled in the  people and got them hooked on the tale.  Then I come in the picture and show this spot after only a few months of research, instead of 40/50 years or more like D.F. and his band of merry men. lol
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Post by: jobinyt on July 15, 2017, 03:14:11 PM
Lol - post burn sounds good - not so much brush and branch to work through. Yep, nothing but filthy ash, dust and charcoal covered fallen logs to crawl over and under. Perhaps 1KM/hour if you work very hard and have not far to go - could be much worse or better depending on actual condition. Have to look to know - pessimistic assessments of such conditions usually overstate what can be accomplished.
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Post by: QuinanBear on July 15, 2017, 04:33:27 PM
 My estimate was 1km per hour taking in account the odd stop to check spots out and for documentation. My journey is about 3  miles long and I'm thinking to be walking about 12hrs to do it.
 Here is a view of the bench shaped rock using google earth.
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Post by: QuinanBear on July 15, 2017, 04:49:22 PM
 I would like to make something clear about what I am going in the mountains to do.

 I am not looking for potential locations where Slumach's gold mine  could be.. (So don't ask to come and help find the area).  I have the area and I am just going in to take pictures and video of it all so everyone can see that the lost mine has been found.
 It has been over 100 yrs since the tale broke out and if you think that you can go in there today and see gold just laying on top of bare bedrock waiting for you to pick it all up, then you better wake up and smell the coffee. Any place that would of had that amount of gold out on top of bedrock for you to see, then I am certain someone with a helicopter or even the military would have found it long ago. Although, if there was that amount of gold showing, then there is tons of it in the soil and under larger rocks.

 Once you see where this little hidden area is, you will palm yourself in the forehead and say " I should of had a V8"or " Why didn't I see that" lol
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Post by: garth64 on July 15, 2017, 06:55:04 PM
will bet ya eddy money your just north of stave lake.
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Post by: ykplacer on July 15, 2017, 07:30:21 PM
I would like to make something clear about what I am going in the mountains to do.

 I am not looking for potential locations where Slumach's gold mine  could be.. (So don't ask to come and help find the area).  I have the area and I am just going in to take pictures and video of it all so everyone can see that the lost mine has been found.
 It has been over 100 yrs since the tale broke out and if you think that you can go in there today and see gold just laying on top of bare bedrock waiting for you to pick it all up, then you better wake up and smell the coffee. Any place that would of had that amount of gold out on top of bedrock for you to see, then I am certain someone with a helicopter or even the military would have found it long ago. Although, if there was that amount of gold showing, then there is tons of it in the soil and under larger rocks.

 Once you see where this little hidden area is, you will palm yourself in the forehead and say " I should of had a V8"or " Why didn't I see that" lol

Have you already staked this ground off(claimed it) ?  I hope so...........Do it before ya let everyone know..... :D
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Post by: mcbain on July 16, 2017, 09:01:08 PM
Do not think it can be staked.I think it is in a park.That would not stop crom and goons.That being said some years back a guy I know well had a claim high up in the mountains above such area.He never heard of slumach.He wondered off his claim and ended up in a deep creek ravine and needed air support to get out.Had to wait a day so he kept prospecting and found nothing..On his return he read the story and swears that is exactly where he was.The pilot that flew himout died in a crash and cannot confirm the location and mike the claim owner found nothing.and has no desire to go back.Just saying  Luck ,Mcbain.
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Post by: TBark on July 16, 2017, 10:31:04 PM
DF got you hooked on the tale, that's for sure.

TBark
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Post by: QuinanBear on July 17, 2017, 10:47:50 AM
The better part of the area is in a park but where the creek runs out of the park at the end, has a good panning area that is out of the park. I will put a claim there .  This was the only place I could find that had all the markers in their right places as they would of see them when Slumach and Jackson were there.
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Post by: sunshine on July 17, 2017, 02:02:55 PM
I cannot wait to hear your adventure.  For your walk in, please assume it will take about twice as long as you conservatively estimate.  All kinds of things affect time to destination, including up and down, not being able to walk in a straight line and perhaps some backtracking.  Also, try to avoid areas with low bush birch.  It is like willow with lots of branches that get pushed down and intertwined by the snow.  On Google Earth, the area might look like a pasture but if that stuff is in your way, it makes walking any distance a nightmare.  Good luck.
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Post by: QuinanBear on July 17, 2017, 04:28:19 PM
I cannot wait to hear your adventure.  For your walk in, please assume it will take about twice as long as you conservatively estimate.  All kinds of things affect time to destination, including up and down, not being able to walk in a straight line and perhaps some backtracking.  Also, try to avoid areas with low bush birch.  It is like willow with lots of branches that get pushed down and intertwined by the snow.  On Google Earth, the area might look like a pasture but if that stuff is in your way, it makes walking any distance a nightmare.  Good luck.
Thanks Sunshine. I have given myself an average pace of 20ft every 3 minutes for making the trip and then added an extra day for the unexpected or to have extra time for exploring. As far as the bush goes, I do have an options of either bushes (not sure on height or type) or following the creek where bedrock is seen in many areas or I can stay up on a rock slide that runs the entire canyon. All in all I will be fine, I am a true woodsman (Metis)  that spent 13yrs trapping alone with just a rifle and ate mostly freshly killed animals. I know many things could go wrong and I hope I have the right kit with me for anything that might happen.
 The rocks tell me that this gold has been buried in order to keep it hidden but I'm sure there will be some gold around that can be found just to show that the area has nice nuggets.
 One more thing about the area and the markers mentioned by Jackson.
 The three sharp peaks, each about 50 to 100 feet high, that is seen a few miles away  and with the treasure to the lower right of them, will only be seen when you get to the entrance of the canyon which is about 2 miles long or a little more, depending on how you look at it. I do have the owner of a film company that wants to come but I will go in alone at first and see if my filming is good enough.
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Post by: mcbain on July 17, 2017, 07:36:17 PM
Hi.Rumour is that Slumach Kidnapped  several gals and carried them off to his hiding spot.All hearsay of course and it is a long way in there..I  do not think they would of made it..He would have had his fun and disposed of them along the way.Keep your eyes open for something resembelling a grave site.A find of small human bones would give some crediability too the whole story.Just saying.Luck,Mcbain.
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Post by: ykplacer on July 17, 2017, 08:26:31 PM
Hi.Rumour is that Slumach Kidnapped  several gals and carried them off to his hiding spot.All hearsay of course and it is a long way in there..I  do not think they would of made it..He would have had his fun and disposed of them along the way.Keep your eyes open for something resembelling a grave site.A find of small human bones would give some crediability too the whole story.Just saying.Luck,Mcbain.

This could be a video how he was gold mining...lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx-3THfnHyM
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Post by: mcbain on July 17, 2017, 08:35:33 PM
Yea they did not hang  him for being a nice guy.The police of the day suspected him of being a murdering thief.They had to have something to come to that conclusion.Luck,Mcbain.
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Post by: QuinanBear on July 18, 2017, 08:43:15 AM
I don't think I will find human remains there but you never know. As far as the mine is concerned, it was a placer deposit with gold right in the open. I don't believe that Slumach or Jackson made an adit or anything like that.  Like Jackson said, it is very well guarded by mountains and ridges and is not a place that someone would take the time to go unless they knew it was there. I can't wait to go and show all the area and all the markers within that area.  There are many who want to come with me but I feel it safer if I take my first trip in alone.
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Post by: Herman on August 27, 2017, 09:25:31 PM
So whats the verdict here?Did you make it and find stuff or have you dissappeared on us maybe eaten by a Sasquatch?id like to know because Ive had a theory on this tale for years and it would be nice to know if Im still on the right track or not.Im not looking for it but just interested in the story and facts.Thanks
Herman
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Post by: mcbain on August 28, 2017, 09:15:50 PM
Hey Herman.only been about six weeks.Hardley time to get there let alone back out all that bullion <-laugh->.I believe in the other guy.Slumachs gold if any came from the north end of the Harrison country and lilloet area.Much easier to kill and steal.If the natives new where gold was why have none come forward.They new what the white man was looking for and soon learned its value.are they tring too keep a secret? do not think so.Luck Mcbain.
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Post by: Albert on August 29, 2017, 10:23:29 PM
it's impolitic to do that alone. i 've never heard any big mine finding be found by one person. i have find some clues of a gold mine but never try to find locate that because it can not be done by one man.  the difficulty is that it's not easy to find someone to do that together. not only gold mine, there are many kimberlite pipes that contains diamond remain to be found in Canada. 

cheers
Albert
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Post by: Herman on August 30, 2017, 03:58:25 PM
McBain-The Spanish were mining  here 100 years before the Brits even showed up.Thats where the Natives "learned" their stuff and knew of the value.I dont know if they were enslaved or hired to work for them but there is mining smelters from back in those days between Silver river and Cogburn creek on Harrison Lake on the east side.also Spanish canons have been found in the Harrison river years ago when they were dredging it.
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Post by: mcbain on August 30, 2017, 08:20:10 PM
Hey.Herman.Did not know about the spanish.I did know about the Russian forts all up and down the pacific coast.What I do not know is whether the russians were minors or just explores and trappers.Not much to be found on that.Back in the 70s some forestry guys found one of these stones forts in the Hazelton area,found remains of old muskets also.It was very high up in the mountians.They asked all the local native bands about it but got no answers.They new nothing leading me to believe the Russians avoided contact with the locals as much as possible.The Spanish on the other hand were minors and slavers.Only have to look at what they pulled off in south America with the Incas and such.I still do not believe in the pitt river story.How much if any gold is found in the Pitt.There would be traces of something other than (D.s) nugget that shows up on all his vids.Just saying  luck Mcbain.
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Post by: Herman on September 04, 2017, 04:20:00 PM
The Russians were here longer than anyone gives them credit for it and there were other people here during and before the native Indians.There is a 8 foot rock carving near Pemberton of a spaceman and when the elders around here were asked they had no idea.After it was dated it was found out to be around 2000 years older than anything from the natives around.The Spanish used religion as an excuse to do what they did and they also brought the first wave of small pox albeit by accident.The Brits saw this and how well it worked so they brought the second wave but this one was on purpose.There is so much stuff coming out now that it seems people have been on this planet for thousands if not millions of years all over it.Just check out some of the credible archeologists out thereI think Christopher Dunn really got the ball rolling when he was able to prove the pyramids in Egypt were made by machines and not the slave pulling rope BS we were taught in school.Just like Twain said-dont let your schooling interfere with your education
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Post by: mcbain on September 04, 2017, 08:24:17 PM
Hey herman.I do not brlieve in all that bible thumping garbage.No matter how you slice it.All the slaves in the world could not pull that 50 ton rock thousands of miles through the desert sand.The rocks are laser cut smooth.Not the work of the stone masons.And how many thousands of these stones were needed.That brings up the next question.?How many logs are there in the desert?None where did they get all those logs to roll those mighty stones.Next how did they lift them.They did not.The bible says. <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh-> and more wants to make me puke.Trouble is alot of folks believe this nonsence..Luck Mcbain.
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Post by: 1829digger on September 05, 2017, 08:36:56 PM
I know how fishing rods are made... I wached discovery Channels " how its made" only wait for new season of gold rush.... lol just kidding
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Post by: sawdust on September 06, 2017, 06:37:50 AM
C`mon, McBain, say what you`re thinking. We have a mutual friend. I work with Craig up at H.G.. Says your quite a guy.Be good  to meet one day. Maybe next time I need a chain for my saw. Cheers
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Post by: mcbain on September 06, 2017, 08:15:14 PM
Hi.Sawdust.Not sure which Craig you are referring too.I know several buy that name.I am just another busted up old fart.trying too help folks where evere I can.Come visit any time.Luck,Mcbain.
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Post by: 1829digger on September 07, 2017, 01:55:43 PM
So I'm gonna hope for the best he found the gold.  Living in Mexico.   Cheers buddy
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Post by: mcbain on September 07, 2017, 08:24:14 PM
Hmmm.I am thinking Flat broke and busted flat.It is real easy to brag,Another to produce where nobody else has.Just saying.Luck,Mcbain.
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Post by: 1829digger on October 24, 2017, 04:02:25 PM
So it's been almost 3 months now. What's the word?.. this reminds me of a really bad tv show that the episode ends with a tobe continued. 
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Post by: graeme1955 on October 25, 2017, 10:20:08 AM
yes we are all waiting for the season premier
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Post by: QuinanBear on November 20, 2017, 03:23:22 PM
OK guys I am back from my two trips into the mountains and I must say it is not a place for the weak. I spent 6 days without food and was pushed to the max to get out of there but I made it and after an emergency lift by helicopter and a check at the hospital for a day a was released. I found the place and it was rough. The whole valley was covered by rock slides but gold can still be found between the rocks if you find a place that runs to bedrock. The tent shaped rock was tricky to find because there were many that fit the shape and description but I only found one that had a mark on it. I also found a place where someone placed cedar pieces to make a bed. I am spending my time now writing about the adventure but come this summer I will be headed back in. The book I am writing will be called " Slomach's mine revisited". 
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Post by: jobinyt on November 20, 2017, 06:07:05 PM
I'm guessin that resque copter dint let ya bring any o yur gold out wit ya.
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Post by: JOE S (INDY) on November 20, 2017, 06:09:17 PM
QB,

Glad you are OK now. 

Adventure is great but that near death experience stuff gets mighty scary, mighty fast.     <~ShOcK~>   

I'm looking forward to your account of the discoveries, hard won would mean very rewarding.     <-yahoo_>

Joe
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Post by: 1829digger on November 21, 2017, 05:45:50 AM
Well congratulations. Sounds like a solid adventure!
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Post by: graeme1955 on November 21, 2017, 09:34:00 AM
glad you made it out safe and sound looking forward to hearing more of your trip into the area!
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Post by: cabbott on November 27, 2017, 09:00:25 AM
Pics or it didn't happen!
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Post by: QuinanBear on November 30, 2017, 11:11:51 AM
Replying to a few statements that were made earlier.
#1. The gold I found was moved and stashed away at a closer/easier location to retrieve it later. I didn't take it out with me because of the situation I was in when I came out, knowing that if they searched my pack and found a few pounds of gold nuggets in a cloth sack that I would lose it and be charged for removing gold from a park.
#2. For the simple reason that once others know of this location, it will become overrun by gold seekers and I want to have time to gather as much Pictures and Videos as I can as well as get gold. Therefore Pictures of the area will only be published in my book. (Slomach's Mine Revisited).

 A trip back into the Mountains is scheduled  for 2018 as soon as the snow clears enough to get in.  If you really want to see a couple pictures that I took, then feel free to text me @ 780-380-3354.
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Post by: mcbain on December 02, 2017, 09:08:36 PM
allsounds good.but a pound of gold is worth in the nieghbour hood of 400.000.00 dollarsYou found Acouple pounds and moved it to a new location and hid it.You could have gotten away with a little bit in your back or pockets just to back up your storey.Park or not nobody leaves that much behind.Sounds like the saga continues.Luck Mcbain.
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Post by: mentalcoincoin on December 03, 2017, 07:49:26 AM
>I came out, knowing that if they searched my pack and found a few pounds of gold nuggets in a cloth sack that I would lose it and be charged for removing gold from a park< lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh-> <-laugh->
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Post by: JOE S (INDY) on December 03, 2017, 10:16:11 AM
And so you didn't.  Good thinking, sir, especially under "The Circumstances" you found your self under.

Maybe a Sat Phone might provide a little security on your next trip in.   <-dont~know->

Joe
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Post by: garnetsootheran on December 03, 2017, 06:09:22 PM
I remember when everyone thought that the RCMP had to be present when you cleaned your sluice.
Only someone with a tin foil hat would think they were going to be searched at a park border, there are no park police - never has been. Only a few dozen COs in the province and I have only been checked once for a fishing licence even though I ice-fished every day right beside a highway for several years. COs usually go out when there is a complaint or set up road blocks during hunting season etc, never heard of a pack check.
Who is to say you don't just go around with pounds of gold in your pack because you don't trust leaving it at home under the mattress.
But then.............I have heard even stranger but true stories.
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Post by: mcbain on December 03, 2017, 06:40:24 PM
Hi.I agree.All theSAR missions I have been on is to get the person out alive.if not the rest is up to the coroner.
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Post by: 1829digger on December 04, 2017, 06:00:43 PM
I've pulled out afew grams of gold from this spot with only a gold pan! If you can guess where it is go ahead and dig. Not even at bedrock yet.. good luck yall.
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Post by: mcbain on December 04, 2017, 06:16:41 PM
Hi.Joe.Looks frozen.I do not want to work that  hard.Hope you do better in the summer.Luck Mcbain.
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Post by: jobinyt on December 04, 2017, 06:51:07 PM
"a pound of gold is worth in the nieghbour hood of 400.000.00 dollars" - Am I the only one that thinks there may be a  a tad wee bit of imagination in this thread?
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Post by: mcbain on December 04, 2017, 07:10:34 PM
Hi.Job, you are right.Wishfull thinking on my part. But still at 150.000 .00 give or take would you leave it behind?He did say pounds.Luck Mcbain.
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Post by: ykplacer on December 04, 2017, 09:51:31 PM
I've pulled out afew grams of gold from this spot with only a gold pan! If you can guess where it is go ahead and dig. Not even at bedrock yet.. good luck yall.

With that frozen ice ..hmmm
My guess is Florida  :-X ;)
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Post by: jobinyt on December 05, 2017, 10:56:37 AM
Gee Mark - ever the optimist with those zeros. But me - why I'm just awaitin for the chance to be one of the first to buy into that there Shumach's found gold mine.
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Post by: ykplacer on December 05, 2017, 01:22:23 PM
Gee Mark - ever the optimist with those zeros. But me - why I'm just awaitin for the chance to be one of the first to buy into that there Shumach's found gold mine.

Jobinyt ,  remember that trip ya took this past summer....
hey ,creative thinking here a business opportunity!
 
(How I Found The  Unknown  Joe Ladue Lost Sliver Mine)... ;

Start writing! <-yahoo_> :)

Everything that happened on that trip, do it like discovery channel does...

Chapter 1 :You was attacked by a pack of wolves day 1 of the trip ,and you fended them off using your canoe paddle ,and in that battle you broke your only paddle and had to cut down a tree and make a new one using only sharp rocks . Day 4 into the trip the canoe capsized when a grizzly bear jumps from the banks of the Yukon River and created a wave so big it rolled you over. After out floating the bear thanks to the strong Yukon River current , you now are in big time trouble  losing all your supplies  and the canoe .AS YOU PULLED YOUR NEAR LIFELESS BODY OUT OF THE RIVER YOU seen shiny rocks ,but was you seeing these shiny rocks were they real? or was it hallucinations caused by hypothermia? but wait , you then realized you had no more food to survive . You then went into full blown survival mode and took off your shirt and tied it to a stick and made a fish net! In less than 1 hour you caught enough fish to survive 10 days .

Chapter 2; As you was laying on your back weary and  resting  plotting your next move,you heard voices in the wind, that caused you to stand up and head west across the rocky slope. There you seen  a ghostly man standing there saying I am Joe Ladue ,any LIVING man who touches my silver , will be put 6 feet under ground
Then the man vanished INTO THE SKY! Scared for your life you started to panic ,as your remember reading many years ago of THE GHOST OF JOE LADUE and how many men women and child's who went into he wilds and ran across Joe was never seen again ,so it has been told.

Chapter 3 :
As you was walking briskly thru the dense thick forest to get back to THE RIVER there it was, bags and a chest of  silver  bars enough to fill a hockey stadium or 20 Olympic swimming pools,a weight of  at least 750 million POUNDS!.....enough to sink any barge on earth,


Okay Jobinyt, I will let you continue on writing from here OK :)

To be continued
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Post by: mcbain on December 05, 2017, 06:36:40 PM
Right on Job,I think I need new glasses.when I hear lbs my sight seems to get blurry.Dots and zeroes all run together ;D Mcbain.
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Post by: jobinyt on December 06, 2017, 07:48:09 AM
Mark - let's just say it's 10 pounds of gold and then it's all good.

I see ol OFFLINE has hacked my computer and is stealin from my true and honest journal entries.  The really neat thing about the rest of the story is that all that silver is real so I built a BIG raft and loaded er up. Then to get up river to Whitehorse I just smeared insect repellent on my front and set in the back of  the raft facin upriver.  All those mosquitoes attackin my back pushed the raft all the way to Whitehorse with a whole day's supply of fish to spare.
Title: Re: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: ykplacer on December 06, 2017, 11:35:30 AM
Mark - let's just say it's 10 pounds of gold and then it's all good.

I see ol OFFLINE has hacked my computer and is stealin from my true and honest journal entries.  The really neat thing about the rest of the story is that all that silver is real so I built a BIG raft and loaded er up. Then to get up river to Whitehorse I just smeared insect repellent on my front and set in the back of  the raft facin upriver.  All those mosquitoes attackin my back pushed the raft all the way to Whitehorse with a whole day's supply of fish to spare.

jobinyt,

 Is there any truth to the rumor floating around the internet that you had more than just mosquitoes  help pushing the raft??? Some are saying that you built a live trap made from  birch bark tree branches and managed  to trap 3 YUKON BEAVERS.

Then you  proceeded to knock out all the beavers front teeth so they couldn't chew out of the wooden cage? Then you tied the 3 caged beavers to the back of the raft you built ,and you would take a stick and wack the top of the cage and the beavers would flap there tails like crazy in the water,  helping propel/push the raft ?? 
Title: Re: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: jobinyt on December 06, 2017, 02:44:53 PM
well - There's truth that I tried it - but I dint knock out the beaver's teeth (it's a darn shame how things get exaggerated on the internet) an I made a harness for em to pull instead of push. But the beaver idea dint work too good. The mosquitoes pushed the raft so fast the beavers just couldn't keep up  an was always pullin for shore to avoid bein run  over by da raft.
Title: Re: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: 1829digger on December 07, 2017, 03:48:10 PM
What happened next?
Title: Re: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: jobinyt on December 07, 2017, 05:46:07 PM
Next - well - me an ol ykplacer oughta just writ down da whole story for everbody ta buy - maybe hint where at I hid a bit o the silver I couldna carry like dat guy did wid dat treasure chest in the USA.  Or maybe enough of you want to chip in to stop us frum writtin da story an we dont do it. What you say?
Title: Re: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: mcbain on December 07, 2017, 06:35:16 PM
I think everybody like a good tale especially the Yukon variety.You guys have a way of  bringing on a smile at the worst of times.Keep it coming it is a long boring winter ahead.Luck,Mcbain.
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Post by: gold one on December 07, 2017, 08:44:53 PM
I think everybody like a good tale especially the Yukon variety.You guys have a way of  bringing on a smile at the worst of times.Keep it coming it is a long boring winter ahead.Luck,Mcbain.

Boring winter ahead  ?
Some miners are busier this time of year getting ready for next year.  ^#!
Title: Re: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: jobinyt on December 08, 2017, 06:01:14 PM
Boring - maybe Mark is boring into the permafrost this winter... probably second nature to him from when he was doing it in the early days of the previous century.
Title: Re: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: caribooguy on December 11, 2017, 11:05:01 AM
Well having moved to Maple Ridge (next to Pitt Lake) in 78 I've been up there many times. I can't believe , with the exception of a few comments from McBain you guys haven't commented on the how rough that area is. Lost track of the bodies that are in the bottom of that lake and how many times S&R have been called out to that area. The locals know but outta towners are in for a rude awakening! Good luck and take care.
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Post by: mcbain on December 11, 2017, 06:48:04 PM
A little humour  does wonders.Back in 76 not sure which century.I was camped outside of Dawson.acouple young tourists asked what those big black birds were.I replied with a straight face Hell them are yukon  mosquitos.I said they wont kill you all they want is your lunch.I played them for a bit but they clued in  that I was funning with them.Luck Mcbain.
Title: Re: Slumach's lost gold mine has been found.
Post by: cabbott on December 12, 2017, 09:49:51 AM
A bit about mosquitoes, my uncle worked for government in the Yukon 20-odd years. Tourists/hikers died from natural causes every year.  That is what they call it when mosquitoes suck so much blood out of you that you don't make it out.

And a bit about those mountains... people who know will tell you that the mountains in Garibaldi Provincial Park, northeast of the Pitt and northwest of Harrison are really hard to get to. One of them had it's first recorded ascent in the 1980s. No kidding. This area is hard to get around in, reason being that any trail someone managed to push through last year is overgrown by June. There was a prospector you may have heard of, Volcanic Brown, something of a legend. He went up that way. Searchers found his camp. No bullsh*t, experience and bush-skills only get you so far out there.

Last point... Slumach didn't have a gold mine. He didn't take women up there and kill them so they wouldn't talk about his riches. He was hung in 1891 for killing Louis Bee, presumably in self-defense. Historian Fred Braches has done a lot more research on the subject than you or i, and he received an award from the BC Historical Society for his website slumach.ca. But people will believe what they want, and people have been dying in the attempt to find a lost mine up there for more than 100 years.

So, go ahead, have fun. Take lots of pictures.