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.
If this placer gold mining equipment looks somewhat familiar to you, it's because it has featured prominently in some of the Holloway Bar videos filmed and produced over the past few years. Del and Shirley have run this drag-around shaker plant in a few different spots in the McDame Creek valley for over 30 years but are now back mining at their own McDame Creek property a few kilometers upstream of Holloway Bar. As with many small mining operations in the area, this is a family affair with three (and sometimes four) generations on-site working together to pull the McDame Creek gold from the ground. Most of the mining here is a little different from what you see in the various gold mining reality shows on TV as those projects always seem to have large crews, large financial committments, and large amounts of stress trying to deal with both! But many McDame Creek miners try to keep it small and in the family and make it more of a lifestyle choice - and the size of the local mining operations are either single-man shows (of which there are a couple running in the area) or maybe one hired hand and the rest of the work done by family members. This family has been mining the valley longer than anyone else, but this year saw a bunch of pre-diggng work as the old shaker plant needed a major overhaul with Del and family undertaking a big welding project to give the plant new life so that it can run for another 30 years!