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Brian Welchman came from Campbell River to show and make a presentation and show a video on the Island Copper Mine (“The Island Copper Story”), followed by a Q & A session.
Brian was a former mine manager at Island Copper. The mine was in operation for 25 years. Brian is experienced in open pit mines and worked for the Australian company BHP for 30 years. Continue reading “History of Island Copper Mine – Brian Welchman (2nd Oct, 2017)”
Dave Rigby – Merry Widow Mine rocks
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As we arrived at the panning place, Gilles had to meet and calm the two Rhodesian ridgeback dogs before we could continue. The campers who belonged to the dogs mentioned that they had had a very interesting night with the transit of two elk and a black bear down the creek bed where we were panning. There was no sign of any wildlife the day we were there, so we were safe as we panned the gravel to find….. smaller gravel. Continue reading “Gold panning trip to Meades Creek (25th Sept, 2017)”