The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47
There appears to be really good prospects for silver mining in British Columbia—a branch of mining which would affect the labour market in much the same way as coal mining. Several promising leads have been found, and men are now searching the Cascade Range for more. At one silver mine, near Hope, works of a considerable extent are being carried on; a road is made from Hope to the mine itself.
The above silver mine is not the only one known to exist in the Fraser Valley, and so soon as the Hope mine shall have been worked more extensively, and shall have yielded, as is expected, good results, there is no doubt but that other mines, situated in the same range of mountains, will likewise be worked.
"It is now established, beyond all reasonable doubt, that British Columbia is rich in silver. Our silver prospects are even better than our gold, and we page 80 should not be surprised to see, in the course of another year, not only silver mining on an extensive scale commenced, but such a rush into the interior of this country in search of silver leads, as our neighbours have witnessed in the case of Washoe, White Pine, and other localities."