Are hundreds of millions of dollars in loose gold nuggets to be found deep in the mountains around Pitt Lake? The legend of Slumach’s Lost Creek Gold Mine has been enticing searchers and armchair prospectors alike for over 120 years. Brian Antonson, co-author of the bestselling book SLUMACH’S GOLD leads us through the legend, the seekers, and the intriguing details that point to the possibility that there “IS gold in them thar hills!”
Slumach’s Gold chronicles what is possibly Canada’s greatest lost-mine story. It searches out the truth behind a Salish man’s hanging for murder in 1891 and tracks the intriguing legend about him that grew after his death. It was a legend that turned into a drama of international fascination when Slumach—the hanged criminal—was mysteriously linked to gold nuggets “the size of walnuts.” The stories claimed that Slumach had placed a curse on a hidden mother-lode to protect it from interlopers and trespassers just before he plunged to his death “at the wrong end of a five-strand rope.” Although many have attempted to find Slumach’s gold over the past 100 years, following tantalizing clues that are part of the legend itself, none have succeeded—or have they?
Rick Antonson, Mary Trainer and Brian Antonson have diligently sifted through history and myth, separating fact from fiction, but leaving the legend intact—along with the promise of gold yet to be found by some future gold seeker.
Date: March 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Fee: $7 Member $10 Non-Member
Location: 32444 7th Ave. Mission V2V 2B5