Fraser River Placer Mining Landscapes


1880s Lytton Hydraulic Tailings (Dan Oancea)

"This article describes, maps, and seeks to explain surviving placer mining sites along an 80-mile section in the upper canyons of the Fraser River between Lytton and Big Bar. The gold rushes to British Columbia – the first, according to some estimates, drawing more than thirty-five thousand miners and fellow travellers north to Vancouver Island and New Caledonia in the spring of 18582 – followed by as much as a decade the rushes to California and other American territories west of the Rockies."

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