VIPMA

VANCOUVER ISLAND PLACER MINERS ASSOCIATION

NEXT MEETING

Wednesday – December 14 – 2022

*Christmas Get Together*

Social 7:00PM – 7:30PM

Meeting – 7:30PM

Burnside Lawn Bowling Club

274 Hampton Road – Victoria, BC

ALL NOTICES WILL BE POSTED

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE –

Good News:

Mosaic Gate Closures do not impact VIPMA membership to access tenure for the remainder of 2022.

SECTION 19 – has to be done, along with any other documentation.

Of particular importance will be that all individuals planning on going need to have their miner’s insurance printed off and placed on the dash of their car when they are mining and having a fire extinguisher in their car. 

Moving into requests for this weekend, and if there are any future closures in the 2022 year, I would suggest that any VIPMA miners wanting to submit requests for mining activity explicitly mention in their request for access email that they are VIPMA members in good standing along with the usual information they provide for access.

CRD – CLOSURES ARE LIFTED –

Welcome to VIPMA –  V. I. Placer Miners Association.   

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A group of passionate placer miners seeking gold on Southern Vancouver Island.  Treasure; Mother Earth has hidden from us. Under a rock, in a crevice or on a gravel bar- Gold is Where YOU Find it!

Welcome visit our site feel free to join us at our meetings.

Seeking gold, guidance and or access to the sparkle of the finest gold panning on the South Island. 

The cure for Gold Fever is Gold panning!

This website will help you gain information for your journey seeking gold.  

Enjoy our site – Feedback is welcome at admin@vipma.ca.

VIPMA became an association August 05, 1997 bringing miners together so they all heard the same story pertaining to legislation.

VIPMA became and is a voice for recreational and commercial Placer Miners on Vancouver Island. It has contributed to the Placer Industry across British Columbia.  Placer Mining has a deep and strong connection with why Vancouver Island and British Columbia ended up as part of Canada. 

Historically; Placer Mining populated this island, offering opportunity to make a living with a shovel and a pan.

Using hand tools (pan and shovel) no disturbances are created to water or land.

Bruce Chaytor, past president for 20 years formed VIPMA with Don Razzo, Bill Frier, Ron MacDonald and Cal Web, Bruce Chaytor then formed the BCPMA and served as it’s president until June of 2018.

VIPMA extends a special note of appreciation to these fine men – who delivered tireless contributions to placer mining on the island for over twenty years.

You are the miners of today

Your Spirit Will Keep Mining Alive!

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