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Full ImagePreview ImageBlack Pearl and Kate: A Groundbreaking Prospecting Woman by Maxton Juby | BookBaby Bookshophttps://store.bookbaby.com/book/black-pearl-and-kateThis is the story, written in verse, of the life and times of prospector Kate Rice and her important role in finding gold in the Snow Lake, Manitoba area, which has led to various mining projects in the area including one known as Black Pearl Exploration. Kate was born in 1880 in the town of St Mary's in Southern Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in mathematics and worked as a teacher for a few years. She was over six feet tall, and learned good bush skills and the Cree language, and went on to become a well-respected mineral prospector in Northern Manitoba. Most of her bush travelling was by canoe and on foot. She took on a male prospecting partner, Richard Dick Woosey, who had served in the British army in India and in the Boer War, before moving to Canada. They lived together in a log cabin on an island on Wekusko Lake where they both fished, hunted, and prospected. He had a gold prospect that was sold but never made much money from this project. She had a nickel-copper prospect that International Nickel (Inco) optioned for $45,000 cash. One day in 1940, while having a haircut, her partner Woosey suddenly died from a heart attack. He was buried with a military funeral in The Pas, Manitoba. She bravely continued alone in the north for several more years, before settling in a nursing home near Brandon Manitoba, where she died in 1963 at age 80. In 2013, after this book was written, she would be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and was honoured and respected for her challenges and successes as a prospector.eBook, Paperback
Full ImagePreview ImageThe Prospector: Life and Times of Prospectors in the Bush by Maxton Juby | BookBaby Bookshophttps://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-prospectorThis is the story, written in verse, telling the stories of prospectors on the Yukon Gold Rush in the 1890s, which took prospectors from around the world up to Dawson City (at the junction of the Klondike and Yukon rivers), and even further north into Alaska. Later, it touches on newer mining developments in Northern Ontario and Northern Quebec. It tells of what prospectors had to go through, the realities of the harsh conditions of Mother Nature, and the trials and tribulations of prospecting in the difficult situations of the remote Yukon Klondike at the very beginning of the 20th century, when canoe, steamboat, horseback, and foot travel were the only options, steamboat if you were lucky (and could afford it). The Prospector also describes the problems and challenges that a modern-day prospector experiences. It also mentions of recent mining activities in Northern Quebec and Northern Ontario including the story of the Raglan Nickel mine in in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec, prospected in the 1930s, and the big Kidd Creek mine just north of Timmins, prospected in the 1960s. By this time bush planes and helicopters become part of the prospector's toolkit. On top of the trials and technical challenges of prospecting, the brutal weather of these regions, they also had to contend with wild animals. In one incident in the Yukon, I myself was confronted by two grizzly bears and was only saved from this almost-nasty situation by being buzzed by a passing helicopter who witnessed my predicament.eBook, Paperback

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