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Title: Whonnock mine?
Post by: Loudguy316 on January 29, 2011, 01:38:51 PM
Glad to have found this site, so mony nice people and loads of information. One thing I've been searching information about is the whonnock mine, has anyone heard of it and if so does anyone know the where abouts?
thanks a bunch
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: garryk50 on January 29, 2011, 02:38:06 PM
Do you mean Whonnock as in east Maple Ridge? If so, I did find an old mine shaft and evidence of mining up Kanaka creek on a hike one time years ago but haven't researched and mining activities in this area. Frankly, I never thought there was real mining in this area.
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: Loudguy316 on January 30, 2011, 05:20:23 PM
Do you mean Whonnock as in east Maple Ridge? If so, I did find an old mine shaft and evidence of mining up Kanaka creek on a hike one time years ago but haven't researched and mining activities in this area. Frankly, I never thought there was real mining in this area.
Yup thats the one I'm talking about.. appaerntly there is one at Stave lake also...
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: Raygar on June 24, 2014, 07:26:16 PM
I know where the on on Whonnock creek is
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: lpsumo on June 27, 2014, 05:40:57 PM
Do you mean Whonnock as in east Maple Ridge? If so, I did find an old mine shaft and evidence of mining up Kanaka creek on a hike one time years ago but haven't researched and mining activities in this area. Frankly, I never thought there was real mining in this area.

According to MTO that mine up Kanaka creek was/is quite rich MINFILE Mineral Inventory (http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/Summary.aspx?minfilno=092GSE021)

"Sorted ore is reported, in 1925, to have graded up to 2650 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 14713, page 4)."
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: greenwanderer on January 11, 2015, 04:03:59 PM
I know where the on on Whonnock creek is

Raygar, would you be willing to disclose its location? I've been exploring the mining history of the area for some time. Thanks!
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: Raygar on February 22, 2015, 10:33:40 AM
sorry for the late reply, here are photos of what Ive found so far. still looking for the blue Devil mine

http://tinyurl.com/puryr6z

there are three sites on Whonnock cr that I have found, one below the powerline cut and two above, all near bike trails

message me and i will send you co ords if you like.

Would love to hear what you have found.
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: Ambrose on February 22, 2015, 11:06:33 AM
Raygar
Very nice pics.
A
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: Goldcrow on February 22, 2015, 03:06:20 PM
Thanks for the photos, Raygar. Interesting stuff.
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: tamarackman on February 23, 2015, 09:20:23 AM
 {cool^sign} great pics!
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: thebear20_0 on October 17, 2017, 09:10:55 PM
I like your pictures a lot {cool^sign}
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: mcbain on October 18, 2017, 08:44:37 PM
You can bet money that slumachs buddy has a pocket full of nuggets from that mine :DMcbain.
Title: Re: Whonnock mine?
Post by: Newbie101 on October 20, 2017, 12:01:25 PM
lol, I've been to those mines as well as the one on Hayward and even a tiny one on Rolley creek. Some go in as far as 400 feet and some only 5. If you want to know more about them there is a book that is only available in the GVRD library system called "The Golden Mountains" by Charles ummmm . . . . I forget, anyways the guy was born about the turn of the last century and lived and worked in the Ruskin area. So he had written a biography, if you will, of his experiences and such of his early life in that area, about 100 pages long. I think one of his jobs was to deliver drill steel to various mine sites throughout the area and beyond, so most of his information comes from his first person conversations with these old miners as well as some life experiences in the forests and surrounding areas. The bottom line is that you will be surprised at what went on in those forests back in the day, since there are very few clues that you can still see from the past since the forest has swallowed up so much of it.