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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.
It almost seems too early, but I just read in one of the online Yukon newspapers that bears are already out and about in some parts of the southern Yukon. This means it's time to start thinking about spending your summer being "bear aware". The pile of bear excrement shown in this photo, taken near Cassiar last summer, is a sure sign that there is a grizzly bear in the area, which is not an uncommon event. Local flyers are hesitant to leave any airplanes at the unattended Cassiar airport for any length of time as bear damage is a distinct possibility. Bears, particularly grizzlies, have an amazing sense of smell and can pick up a scent from up to 30 kilometers away. Bloodhounds can pick up smells some 48 hours after the fact so are often used to find missing people; but a grizzly's sense of smell is 7 times better!! This means that if you're heading off the grid this summer to prospect (or just vacation), you need to take some precautions. Always be aware of odours you are creating - they will almost certainly be smelled by a bear somewhere! Keep your camp neat and tidy and most importantly, free of garbage. Any garbage you do keep temporarily should be sealed up (I keep my used zip-lock baggies to seal away smelly things before tossing them in the trash). If you're careful and take a few precautions, you can make your summer living zone mostly "bear free".