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