September 22, 2014 - They still call this a creek!is our latest video! Is Al brave enough to pull his summer home across the rushing water? Share his "rush" as he gives it a try...
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...
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!
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!
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.
Most people don't like bugs - for good reason! When you see one or two of these big monsters headed your way, you tend to duck and run after a furious little bout of swatting to try to fend them off... But bugs are a critical part of the circle of life in the North - and if they weren't here, things would be a lot quieter. Nature is a system that tries to stay in balance. Of course, when there are lots of bugs, many people (and many animals) find them a major annoyance, particularly if you are on their menu. But you have to think about all of the animals that depend on them as their food source. The list starts with the birds - many birds, particularly those that migrate south every winter, depend on the countless bugs as a primary food source. On Holloway Bar, there are two types of swallows that live both in camp and near the gold plant (in their "bird house condo" constructed last year) - and they are seen throughout most of the daylight hours swooping through the air, hunting any of the insects that are flying. If these bugs aren't there, then the birds have to leave and find another food source. Bats are another huge eater of bugs, and target flying insects like mosquitoes. The beetles in this picture live in and around wood. You're bound to see them on firewood trips and even around camp, but they are awkward flyers and you often hear them before you see them, on more of a trajectory to a crash landing than a flight... But they're part of the system - and without them and their associates, everything else would be different.