Looking for Gold in British Columbia
September 2003 by Orest ProtchMother lodes and placers get found, finds become prospector’s stories, stories become legends, legends become myths, and myths become the fodder for armchair prospectors and daydreams. Over the decades, the Canadian province of British Columbia has had more than its share of legends and myths ascribed to it.
Epithermal deposits form in the ground at shallow depths. They are popular with prospectors because can yield very rich deposits and they are widespread in the Western US.
Not long after this, I was camped out with the geologist beside the Similkameen River where he showed me the evidence that an ancient channel existed on our claim.
• When geologists and old-timers have conflicting views.
Even with the decades of mining and exploration, much of the Comstock is still underdeveloped and its potential not fully tapped.
The temptation to enter the dark interiors beckoned to me before the day was finished but I resisted.
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