This Section of our Website is to add some history pertaining to Placer Mining in Leechtown in the last 50 years. VIPMA is asking all members and any visitors to this site who have pictures, old maps, information, etc., to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can preserve the history of Placer Mining on Vancouver Island.
DON AND DELORIS (DON RAZZO)
The Club Claims of VIPMA were the original claims held by Don Razzo and his partner Deloris. The beginning of this series is dedicated to Don and Deloris, we don't have a lot of photos etc. on either Don or Deloris; but we have managed to get a couple and hopefully over time others will find the time to donate pictures and help us build the story of Don and Deloris, for which we would be most thankful.
Photo (1) Don's Samples of what our claim produced - 1978
Photo (2) Mines Inspector, J. Robinson and Deloris discussing our plans for dredging - Aug. 18-1979
Photo (3) Summer of 1979 - Original Lines
"Panning Demonstration at Luxton - Cal Web:Bruce Chaytor:Don Razzo
THE PHOTO BELOW IS A HISTORICAL PHOTO AS IT DEPICTS THE APPROVAL OF DREDGES ON THE LEECH RIVER, AND THE FIRST TIME THE RIVER WAS DREDGED.
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