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.
Placer miners generally live and work far off the beaten path, often many kilometers from the nearest community with a grocery store, gas station, or restaurant, so they must live in harmony with the local wildlife. Although the Holloway Bar project is located near a major northern highway, that doesn't mean it is any less remote and wild than more distant properties. There are many animals that live here, so you have to always be ready for anything that might walk into camp! Most larger game will keep its distance - although occasionally the resident moose is spotted near camp. Smaller critters do tend to come in a little closer, though - and this fox was one of my daily visitors. In fact, neighbouring miners all report frequent visits from "Judy the Fox" as she makes her rounds looking for her next meal. All animals have their place in the forest, and a visiting fox will help to control some of the more pesky animals that live here - like mice and squirrels which can make a huge mess if they get into your camp! Unfortunately, the fox's menu also includes cuter critters like the family of rabbits and chipmunks that also call camp home - so all animals have to be wary of their surroundings! People need to always consider their surroundings as well - because gold miners share the land with many large predators, it always pays to have a good look around before rushing outdoors - you never really know what might be wandering around camp waiting for a meal!