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  • Type of destination: Points of Interest
  • Location of destination: Canada - British Columbia
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Plaque by the Province of British Columbia: "Cassiar Gold Rush - The prospect of quick riches lured hundreds of placer miners to the Cassiar, where gold was discovered first at Dease Creek in 1872. Rich claims were later found at Thibert Creek and here at McDame Creek. From this Creek in 1872 a 72-ounce solid gold nugget was recovered - the largest recorded to date in British Columbia. By 1878 much of the gold had been removed and the fortune seekers moved on."
McDame Creek is still producing gol...
Plaque by the Province of British Columbia: "Cassiar Gold Rush - The prospect of quick riches lured hundreds of placer miners to the Cassiar, where gold was discovered first at Dease Creek in 1872. Rich claims were later found at Thibert Creek and here at McDame Creek. From this Creek in 1872 a 72-ounce solid gold nugget was recovered - the largest recorded to date in British Columbia. By 1878 much of the gold had been removed and the fortune seekers moved on."
McDame Creek is still producing gold to this day. Christina and Scott Jamieson purchased the Holloway Bar property on McDame Creek in 1997 and have been working it ever since. You can always contact them to ask for a tour of their mine.
Plaque by the Province of British Columbia: "Cassiar Gold Rush - The prospect of quick riches lured hundreds of placer miners to the Cassiar, where gold was discovered first at Dease Creek in 1872. Rich claims were later found at Thibert Creek and here at McDame Creek. From this Creek in 1872 a 72-ounce solid gold nugget was recovered - the largest recorded to date in British Columbia. By 1878 much of the gold had been removed and the fortune seekers moved on."
McDame Creek is still producing gol...

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