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Placer gold mining at Dease Lake, BC, ca. 1933-35

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Amateur footage of a gold mining operation near the mouth of Thibert Creek, Dease Lake, BC, by Three Js Placer Miners, Inc. It was filmed ca. 1933-35 by Joseph J. Jackson, source of the three Js in the company name.

The footage excerpted here shows the shipping of supplies up Dease Lake from Dease Landing to Porter Landing; the company’s property near the mouth of Thibert Creek; and Jackson’s crew of miners at work. One especially interesting feature of the footage is its depiction of the unique and often jerry-built equipment used on-site.

 

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Joe Jackson at his Thibert Creek placer claim, ca. 1934. (Digital frame grab)

 

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Taking mats from the sluice box. (Jackson photo from MS-2954)

 

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Panning out material from a rocker box. (Jackson photo from MS-2954)

 

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The main Three Js cabin at Thibert Creek. (Jackson photo from MS-2954)