Nahanni's Lost Gold Mine (1962)


Albert Faille (1887 – December 31, 1973) was an early pioneer, explorer, trapper and prospector of the Canadian North.

He was born in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1887. Faille spent his early years working in lumber camps, guiding tourists on canoe trips in the lake district about Duluth, and trapping fur-bearing animals in the winter months.

After serving in the armed forces in World War I, he immigrated to Canada in 1927, coming directly to the South Nahanni River via the Mackenzie River and Fort Simpson.

It was there that he encountered the young Raymond M. Patterson who brought him attention in his book The Dangerous River and attracted three documentaries. Though these focused on his search for gold, Faille was known as a friendly knowledgeable guide of the South Nahanii region.

Faille died at his home in Fort Simpson. (Wikipedia)

This short film focuses on the legend of a lost gold Northwest Territories that lured men to their doom. Albert Faille, an aging prospector, set out time and again to find hidden gold.

Click here for the movie.

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