Compiled from the Year book of British Columbia and manual of provincial information: to which is added a chapter containing much special information respecting the Canadian Yukon and northern territory generally

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s.n., 1897 - History - 285 pages
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Page 174 - ... these three posts must be written the name of the claim, the name of the locator, and the date of location. On No. 1 post, in addition, the following must be written : — " Initial post. Direction of post No. 2 (giving approximate compass bearing) ; feet of this claim lie on the right, and feet on the left of the line from No. 1 to No. 2 posts.
Page 191 - Real and personal property shall be estimated at their actual cash value, as they would be appraised in payment of a just debt from a solvent debtor.
Page 176 - ... crossed having the right for tolls, etc., on the tunnel or drain which may be constructed. These tolls, however, are, so far as the amount goes, under the discretion of the Gold Commissioner. Co-owners and Partnerships. In both the
Page 174 - discovery post ' is placed at the point where mineral in place is. discovered. Nos. 1 and 2 posts are placed as near as possible on the line of the ledge or vein, shown by the discovery post, and mark the boundaries of the claim. Upon...
Page 128 - VI. contains the yearly production of placer gold to date, as determined by the returns sent in by the banks and express companies, of gold transmitted by them to the mints, and from returns sent in by the Gold Commissioners and Mining Recorders. To these yearly amounts one-third was added up to the year 1878...
Page 109 - Any person being the head of a family, a widow or a single man over...
Page 50 - EXT to her great treasury of minerals the most readily available, if not the most important, of British Columbia's natural resources is her immense timber reserve. British Columbia may now be said to possess the greatest compact area of merchantable timber on the North American continent, and if it had not been for the great forest fires that have raged in the interior in the years gone by, during which a very large portion of the surface has been denuded of its forests, the available BIG TRKES AT...
Page 6 - There is a valley of most remarkable length and regularity, extending from the southern boundary line along the western base of the Rocky mountains as far as the northern limits of the Selkirks, a distance of over 700 miles, and dividing the two ranges. To the west of these great ranges British Columbia extends in a wide plateau of table land, which has been originally elevated some 3,500 feet above sea-level.
Page 175 - Placer claims are of four classes, as follows : — " Creek diggings" : any mine in the bed of any stream or ravine : "Bar diggings" : any mine between high and low water marks on a river, lake, or other large body of water : " Dry diggings " : any mine over which water never extends : " Precious stone diggings " : any deposit of precious stones, whether in veins, beds, or gravel deposits.
Page 175 - Crown grant on payment of a fee of $25, and giving the necessary notices required by the Act. Liberal provisions are also made in the Act for obtaining mill sites and other facilities in the way of tunnels and drains for the better working of claims. Placer Claims. Placer mining is governed by the

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