July 6, 2014 - Rewired: The Holloway Bar Mine Networkhas just been posted. This article updates the original Wired story from a few year back and walks us through the changes and updates made to the webcams and wireless network that carries their signals...
June 2, 2014 - the Mine Webcams are back for the season. Enjoy!
May 31, 2014: We just finished a short time-lapse mining video - The Holloway Bar Diggers - to get the 2014 season mining and video seasons started. Enjoy this quick blast into last year!
Summer 2013: Keep up with the latest from Holloway Bar - Scroll Down for MinermanScotti's Twitter feed...
May 30, 2013 - Our latest video - Through a Miner's Eyes - has just been released! Ride along on Scott's Helmet Cam as he and Trevor mine with the Wizard during the great 2007 adventure that started it all!
November 1, 2012 - Minor adjustments to the Lakelse Panorama webcam page have just been completed to give you a better view! If you haven't checked out these new feature and its sometimes spectacular view, you should visit the page today!
June 6, 2012 - Part 4 of The Holloway Bar Gold Miners has just been completed and is now online! Scott & Del are still at it - come with them as they finish the 2011 gold mining season on Holloway Bar!
You can start the adventure with Part 1 if you missed it!
Friday Flashback - Did you ever wonder what lies under a moving glacier? We go "behind the scenes" of a diamond drilling project through the Foremore Glacier in Northern BC...
April 21, 2011 - Don't miss our new video - McDame Creek Placer Miner! Scott walks us through a day's mining to show us how it all works.
Friday Flashback - rediscover Scott's photo & audio journey back into Holloway Bar history Into the Trenches...
March 17, 2011 - Tag along with Scott on a little Holloway Bar night mining adventure in "Let's Go Mining Tonight" - our latest video...
Friday Flashback - takes us to look at how "The Wizard" - Holloway Bar's gold extracting machine - works.
February 24, 2011 - We've just finished another "sped up" video- Watch "Skeena Sojourn"... a morning drive along the Skeena River.
December 29, 2010 - Our latest video - Tranquil Timelapses - has just been completed and uploaded to our videos section.
Holloway Bar Placer Mine - Placer Gold Mining on McDame Creek in Northern British Columbia
Where are we?
Holloway Bar is located on McDame Creek in Northern BC's beautiful Cassiar Mountains. McDame Creek is where one of BC's largest solid gold nuggets (73 ounces!) was found in 1877 - just downstream from our Holloway Bar project.
The Northwest Transmission Line has been under construction for the past couple of years and is coming close to being ready for use. The main line was powered up last week and the first customer, a run-of-the-river power project, received the first energy sent through the line to finalize its pre-operational testing. However, work still continues on the most northerly part of the line - a comparitively short section of the line that runs from Bobquinn to Iskut. Once this section has been completed, it will supply the power to operate the Red Chris Mine for years to come. But getting to this point is no easy task - first, the area that will see the towers was logged and cleared. Once the path was set, concrete foundations for the many towers were poured, greating an anchor point for the huge towers. While some of the towers could be placed with a large crane truck, huge Sikorsky Skycrane helicopters were called in to hoist the remaining sections into place. After the towers were all installed, it was time to start to string the power lines themselves. These men were bravely working on the northern extension of the line, and by mid-June had strung the power lines to the area near the old decommissioned Burrage airstrip south of Iskut. Once completed, the power line will carry power to area mines as well as carry power produced locally back to the grid.