The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47
The miners in the south-eastern angle of the province, on the Kootenay and Columbia rivers, are making good wages, and are pleased with their prospects. The hydraulic claims there will last for years yet. The miners show great activity in examining the undoubtedly gold-bearing country in their immediate neighbourhood, and also at the head waters of the Kootenay and Columbia. They have good hopes for 1873. The mining season in this part of the province is longer than in Cariboo.