|It is near Mt. Robeson where the Fraser River rises that was the scene of a gold rush in 1859. Tobi87|
It was in Yale, British
The first discovery of gold by Whiteman was at
on the west coast of Gold Harbor near the Haida Moresby Island in 1850 where it was discovered on village of Tasa , an arm of Mitchell Inlet . This discovery touched off a brief gold rush in 1851. This led to the area being declared the Colony of the Gold Harbor Queen Charlotte Islands. The British government didn’t want the islands to be overrun by American Miners even though the gold deposits proved to be superficial in nature, and there are stories about the American miners being harassed by the local Haida warriors. Later the area became the site of a modern mine for iron rather then gold.
Like all the beaches in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada The beaches do contain flour gold in payable amounts sometimes covering the beaches with enough gold so they attract the locals trying to get as much of this gold as possible before the next tide washes it away until the next big storm that may wash up enough gold to be noticeable again. In the same area the mountains of the coastal range including the British Columbia Batholith have had several producing gold mines and numerous showings of gold.
There is another gold producing area on the western slopes of the
Rockies and the rivers and streams draining them. This area was made famous during the Fraser River Gold Rush and the later Caribou Gold Rush.
Gold is not the only source of mineral wealth in the province because it also contains world class deposits of jade that are mined both in-situ and as boulders of jade found in numerous rivers. The area around Cache Creek has produced both gold and jade.
is also noted for producing large quantities of copper, lead and silver. British Columbia