The concept for the Miner’s Gallery came from local hard rock and placer miner John Bot who was the first person to send in a photo of some local miners asking if it might be posted on the site.
It soon became clear that a gallery of photos would be an ideal addition to the site considering the incredible wealth of history and personalities and unusual situations that inevitably arise when you get a large number of miners in one area searching for the elusive yellow metal.
So if you are a visitor to the gallery and have photos that you think are relevant to the Cariboo mining region then please feel free to submit them for publication. Don’t worry about the size other than if they are only as big a postage stamp. Larger images can be reduced down to fit the page. Try to send either jps or tiff files or any other common types. If you do have photos that you wish to share and don’t know how to send them please contact Jackie @ firstname.lastname@example.org and they will try to assist you.
If you send a photo please remember to identify who is in it and the rough time period it was shot and the location. This helps us all to identify and appreciate the photo that much more.
Send your contributions to Jackie @ email@example.com
CMA MINER’S GALLERY
Stevens Langford built this camp in 1933 at 6 Mile lake on the Beaver Pass (2400) Rd. Fortunately he put corrugated roofing on the buildings (3) and they’ve survived to this day. The snow level on the ground when the photo was taken was approximately 5+ feet high; due, no likely to ‘global warming’!
Klaus Maak, placer miner from Cottonwood, holding a 7 ounce nugget taken out of Conklin Gulch, one of the many rich tributaries flowing down into William’s Creek where the famous historic town of Barkerville stands today.