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!
May 8, 2013 - Webcam 6 (overlooking Terrace) is now in high resolution! Check out the increased detail here...
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 trumpeter swans have been back at Lakelse Lake for a month or more now, frolicking in front of the webcams as they search for food and socialize in the shallow waters close to shore. But like most years, the lake froze at the end of a week-long stretch of sub-zero temperatures, creating a bit of a dilemma for local water fowl who suddenly found themselves on the surface side of a mirror-like barrier that now covers their main food supply. When the ice is smooth like this, you can look straight down through it to see the weeds and other bottom inhabitants that the swans' long necks let them easily reach when they're floating on top of their world - the water. But all is not lost as even in the coldest times, there are still many creeks and streams that flow into the lake and rarely freeze because of the moving water. The creeks are truly multi-purpose and essential to the ongoing survival of the Lakelse watershed. The 13 or so creeks flowing into the lake are the ultimate destination for the various species of salmon that enter the lake through the Skeena, then Lakelse Rivers to return to their spawning grounds, they provide a continuous supply of clean, fresh water that allows the water to completely flush out five to six times per year, and they give refuge for the waterfowl that winters at the lake every year, frozen or not.