You might be surprised to know there’s gold in Kelowna’s Mission Creek, but the secret is getting out.
Mark Boppre has been panning for gold in Mission Creek for the past three years.
“One of the things that’s interesting about Mission Creek that’s kind of interesting is that here we are, right in the heart of Rutland, and people will shoot me to say this — my friends here — but it’s a good little strip along here that produces a reasonable amount of small placer gold.”
A little strip that produces small flakes.
“So there is a pan of gold with six of seven pieces.”
Enough pieces to encourage Boppre to keep coming back — enough to create a bit of a gold rush in Kelowna.
Prospector Scott McCluskey of Kelowna says there’s gold all over the Okanagan Valley and surrounding areas.
“If you look at the geological area…
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