Ken Green is descended from several generations of mining. The stories of Yukon miners were handed down to him from his grandmother.
In his late teens Ken started welding and fabricating but had no interest in working in a factory. He instead went into in the oil/gas industry. Ken worked on drilling operations in the arctic through the 1960’s and 1970’s. In the 1980’s he familiarized himself with fabricating mining equipment.
Settled in Vancouver, Ken explored the placer diggings of the gold rush. The Similkameen River, Tulemeen, and Fraser River would be his weekend excursions. This led him to hard rock mining in Wells in 1991 and also down at the Quesnel river in 1993.
In 1994 Ken staked off a portion of Snowshoe creek in the Yanks peak area. He established a camp and proceeded to building his mining equipment. He started with constructing a Drag line bucket (one of two in the area), and then built a 28 foot trammel. His latest creation is a skid mounted 10 inch auger drill.
Bobby Jack Evans
Bobby Jack was introduced to the mining industry 10 years ago. His background in technology from IBM afforded him the opportunity to get into the mining industry. He was able to assist the miners with the transition into the digital age.
Bobby Jack was exposed to the industry operational standards. Through his company B4Safety solutions he has resolved the immediate needs of onsite safety for many operations.
His interest in mining led him to staking a claim on Kangaroo Creek where the Tattersal Cabin is built. Recent Historic operations showed gold in this area. However, the gold rush history revealed no significant workings above the falls except for the Lost Chinese Mine of Kangaroo Creek.