Happy New Year to all treasure hunters whether you search for gold or the best deal on a new pair of shoes. As many collectors often say it’s as much about the thrill of the hunt as it is for the ownership. Gold bars are the great exception. For me, success will be as much about proving I could do it, especially after passing the five-year mark.

By the Numbers, to date;

1  relationship lost due to my determination to succeed while ignoring my spouse

2  metal detectors owned, White’s TDI Pro and Sierra Madre

3  injuries suffered including head trauma, a scratched eye lens and a torn hernia repair

20  thousand dollars spent directly on the search and manuscript production

26  pieces of hardware found directly linked  to the gold bar robbery

41  thousand kilometers driven including rental vehicles

60  months since the quest began

67  number of trips to the forest including one by my daughter and her fiancée

78  posts written since beginning this blog

81  countries that have had at least one visit to the blog; Brazil is 2nd, US 3rd

5161  views to the blog, thanks to all for your interest

And what a journey its been. While 2015 brought very limited results, 2016 showed greater promise and direction. This could be the year, should be the year, 121 years after the robbery. I’m pleased with the manuscript thus far and hope to illustrate the book for the best effect I can give to the story. Stay tuned.

About James

As a semi-retired senior, I researched the story of the lost gold bars of Camp McKinney. My years in agriculture allowed me to comfortably search the rugged BC forest uncovering valuable clues over the years. Although I have paid a high cost for my unwavering search, I have once again seen the magick and power in nature.
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1 Response to 2017

  1. Larry says:

    Hi Jim – I enjoyed reading your account of solving this mystery it sounds like your on the right track. I was going to head out that way this year in search of the lost gold bars as I recently relocated to BC and have a lot of time on my hands. So being retired I’m getting bored at home and need a new adventure like the one your on. Good luck and let me know if you would like some assistance or company. I love getting out and exploring the area.

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