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September 2015 - Holloway Bar Mine Webcams are offline for the season, but the other webcams are still running! Check them out today...
September 22, 2014 - They still call this a creek!is our latest video! Is Al brave enough to pull his summer home across the rushing water? Share his "rush" as he gives it a try...
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...
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!
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!
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.
October 7, 2009 - Shake It! is a new video made from webcam stills documenting the "last dig of 2009". Enjoy!
July 21, 2009 - Check out the Del's Shaker Plantvideo to see how a placer gold shaker plant works!
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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.
Back in the day, all you could do is search and dig to find the valuables that lie beneath the earth's surface. Years of experience gained with each empty hole, sprinkled with a little common sense could narrow down the search somewhat, but when you looked at the vastness of the land, you could probably compare the hole digger to one man with a shovel trying to hold back winter! Placer miners have to get down and dirty with their land trying to find the prime mining spots: digging, drilling, detecting, and hopefully discovering. Old creek beds, river banks, signs of landslides, and other natural earth-shaping features never seen by human eyes are often the targets. But often riches lie much deeper than the golden gravels sought out by the surface miners. Old timers walked through the remote mountains looking for the signs - those magical outcrops that were like the tips of the mineral icebergs - just a little showing on the surface hiding huge deposits just underneath. But modern day technology has changed much of the big-scale prospecting game. Now seekers of mineral wealth fly through the air above the mountains in their rented helicopters, dragging strange torpedos through the air, trying to make sense of things like magnetic fields, gravitational anomolies and other invisible disruptions to the force that might indicate something other than just rock in the mountains and valleys. But whatever is found, it is just the beginning, as it's a long road from a prospecting mission to an operating mine. But you have to start somewhere...