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.
Bugs!!! If there's one thing that most northerners have in common, it's the coping mechanism they've developed over the years to deal with the hoards of bothersome insects that the north is famous for. People find many different ways to deal with insects. In the modern world, most people's first instinct at the first sign of a swarm of mosquitoes is to run for the insect repellent and spray a heavy layer of chemicals over clothes, hair, and exposed skin. But there are a couple of problems with this method - the chemicals that repel bugs can't be good for us, and many northerners will swear that the bugs will just ignore the spray once they get used to it. Others (like the Holloway Bar miners) will try to minimize or eliminate the bug dope but instead try to dress appropriately - little or no exposed skin, head gear, and when possible, choosing work areas with enough of a breeze to keep the bugs blown back a bit. With a little thought and a lot of determination, you might find that it's actually possible to live without the chemicals that we call insect repellent. But sometimes you just end up being a blood doner - like Judy the fox who was packing and feeding a lineup of mosquitoes on her nose during this morning visit. But the mosquitoes and other insects are part of the northern circle of life - they feed on the blood of the local animals, but in turn become food for the many birds that live in the area, giving their young a steady diet of protein when they need it the most!