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Author Topic: Whonnock mine?  (Read 10076 times)

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Offline thebear20_0

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Re: Whonnock mine?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 09:10:55 PM »
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Re: Whonnock mine?
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Whonnock mine?
« Reply #12 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.