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.
Placer gold miners and others mining the gravels that have settled above the bedrock layers have only a short season to perform their year's work - the short window of time in the north when water flows freely. Once the winter snows arrive marking the end of the surface mining season, there's no choice but to wind things up for the year and head back to town. However, underground miners have a big advantage when it comes to working throughout the year as the cold weather and snow that can make it tough going really don't have much of an effect on the underground tunnels that run through the ore-rich mountains. Although the winter snows have started to arrive at Yukon Zinc's Wolverine Mine, the ore trucks are still heading underground to pick up more raw material to feed the milling plant located on site. This northern mine just reached its full design capacity earlier this year after a major multi-year site construction project and up to 1,700 tonnes of ore per day is brought to the surface and run through the mill to extract zinc, copper and lead bearing concentrates. Once processed, almost all of the mill's output is trucked south down the Robert Campbell Highway to Watson Lake, then past Holloway Bar on Highway 37 on its way to the port of Stewart. Photo courtesy of Bob Wall.