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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2020, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Default Chilliwack River Ecological Reserve Mining History ?

Good Evening everyone Travis here long time Lurker first time posting.

I was exploring the Chilliwack River Ecological Reserve and followed an old trail to the remnants of a very old camp and then stumbled upon two old mine shafts . The first was collapsed after a couple meters, The second looked to go quite deep.

Anyone know the mining history in this area / what they where mining for? I assume the where looking for gold as the shaft is in to solid Granite.

Any info would be appreciated,

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2020, 11:59 PM
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Welcome Travis, great find on your part and sharing here. I have walked trails in the Eco Reserve, to the US Border... and at an earlier time up to Hanging Lake and halfway to Upper Hanging Lake via the trails which included crossing a logjam in the river. Few years ago followed up check and logjam no longer naviagable.

But I never came across what you found, can you describe approximately where you hiked... was it up higher on the mountain slopes east and above the eco reserve. Or was it closer to the US Border.

I will follow up and see what I can find ?


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