Placer Cells for Sale in Beaver Pass Valley, Cariboo Mining District

Cariboo Placers Mining & Exploration Co. now has three blocks consisting of 11 cells for sale along Beaver Pass, also known as the 2400 Road. The 2400 Road road begins at the 50 km mark on the Barkerville Highway travelling east from the city of Quesnel and is located in the Cariboo Region of the province.

Beaver Pass is an historic placer mining area that’s been part of the Cariboo Mining District since the late 1850s and is known for the high purity level of its placer gold (ranging around 92%). The Beaver Pass road originally was a mining road but afterwards became one of the primary roads used by the forest sector to access their timber tenures in the northeast portion of the region. It’s a year-round access road generally well maintained and accessible.

All of the cells, shown in blue with their Tenure numbers in the map below, are located along a 5 km stretch of the 2400 Rd beginning at 12km and running through to 16km where the “F” Road turns off to the left. I will append maps and photos and add explanatory notes along with them to give viewers a better idea of where the properties are located.

Nine of the cells are located on the south side of the valley where Tregillus Creek runs in an easterly direction out of Tregillus Lake until it empties into the Willow River at 18 km. Cell #1041865 spans both sides of Tregillus Creek and is accessible from either side of the valley via good gravel roads. The two remaining cells – #1082580 and #1082581 – are located further along the light brown gravel road that turns off the F Road to the left right after crossing Tregillus Creek and wends its way back upstream in a westerly direction for approximately 4 km where it comes to a dead end.

The above map shows the approximate location of first 5 cells and their Tenure Numbers. Both the two maps above are in a larger format and can be enlarged for easier viewing by clicking on them.

Tenure 1054099 consists of 2 cells and Tenure 1054098 one single cell. None of these 3 cells have been tested, explored or mined and have been in the possession of Cariboo Placers Mining & Exploration Co. for approximately 10 years now.

Tenures 678824 and 834466 were both logged off on the southern side of the 2400 Rd. during the winter of 20/21. Prior to then they were covered with old growth timber and have never been mined. The next set of photos show what the area looks like now. The portions of the road showing on the two tenures are located between 12km and 13km.

NOTE: It’s important to understand that these two cells are the last remaining placer properties along the 2400 Road from the Barkerville Hwy to where the bridge crosses the Willow River at 18km that have never been explored or mined. There are other cells higher up the valley ridges that are also still untouched but in the bottom of the valley all the remaining ground has been worked or is being worked at the present time.

The map above is a more recent Google map that came out after the other map was completed. Here one can see the where the fresh logging is.

Here one is standing close to the 13.5 km mark on the 2400 Road looking west. The ground has been logged and decked ready to be trucked to the mill in Quesnel.

Here one is standing at the west boundary of cell 834466 looking eastward. All the timber has been removed leaving only the cull piles with the remaining debris left from the logging. The stumps of course are still in the ground.

This photo is of the east boundary of cell 834466 where the logging tapers off.

The following images below are screenshots taken off of the Mineral Titles Online website showing the current status of the 9 cells. Seven of the cells are in good standing with a “Good to Date” of 2021/OCT/31 and the remaining two are good until May 14, 2022.

NOTE*** Assessment work is currently being done for all the 9 cells with a “Good to Date” of 2021/OCT/31 and the ground will be updated to 2022/OCT/31 prior to sale unless otherwise agreed to with any prospective buyer.

As noted above Tenure #1054099 consists of 2 cells combined with an area of 38.80 ha or 96 acres.

Tenure #1054098 covers an area of 19.40 km or 48 acres.

Tenure #678824 is also 19.40 ha or 48 acres in area.

Again Tenure #834466 is also 19.40 ha or 48 acres in area.

The above photo of the 6 vials of gold each containing 1 troy ounce of gold were mined at 11 km along the 2400 Road and give the viewer an idea of the size and consistency of the gold generally found along the valley bottom. Of course it needs to be understood that there is also an abundance of finer gold in the gravels along the valley as well as courser nuggets too but generally speaking the majority of gold is around this consistency.

This 1 ounce nugget was mined at 9.5 km along the 2400 Road back in 2019 and is a good example of the larger pieces one will find on a good day.

The gold in the pan was also mined around Tregillus Lake and is yet another example of the size and texture of the gold in the Beaver Pass area.

This pan containing fine gold comes from the same area where the 5 cells are located. Portions of the valley around Oro Fina Creek at 11 km are known for fine gold.

As well as gold the gravels throughout the Beaver Pass region contain a substantial amount of magnetics as shown in the above photo. The term “Magnetics” refers to what are commonly known as the Platinum Mineral Group (PMG) of precious metals. Apart from gold, these consist of Platinum, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, Ruthenium, etc.

The magnetics shown in this photo were mined across the valley on the north side of Tregillus Creek close to Tenure # 1041865 by Cariboo Placers Mining & Exploration Co. back in 2011.


When it comes to placer mining Water matters. As one can see from the map Tregillus Creek wends its way eastward along the valley where the claims are located. It’s a year round creek with an abundant supply of water sufficient for any sized operation. The area surrounding the creek is mostly swamp with tributaries running along that connect to the main flow.

Tregillus Creek

Where the three tenure boundaries – 1054099, 1054098 and 678824 – connect next to the 2400 Road there is a creek coming down the south side through 1054098 that passes under the road in a large culvert. When it emerges on the north side of the road the land drops down to the level of the Tregillus Creek and can be accessed to provide water for any size of pump ranging from 4″ to 8″ in diameter. The hose would then run under the 2400 Road and connect to whatever wash plant was set up next to the roadway.

The two cells #1082580 and #1082581 do not have a direct water source and any washing of gravels would requiring hauling water to the wash site.

The remaining four cells are close enough to Tregillus Creek to obtain sufficient water for any sized operation.

Please Note:

These properties DO NOT come with any mining equipment nor any Notice of Work Permits. The company is not interested in any Joint Ventures.

Thank you.

Asking price for Individual Cells

Tenure #834466 – $30,000,00

Tenure #678824 – $15,000.00

Tenure #1054098 – $10,000.00

Tenure #1054099 – $20,000.00

Tenure #1041864 – $10,000.00

Tenure #1041865 – $10,000.00

Tenure #1041867 – $10,000.00

Tenure #1041868 – $10,000.00

Tenure #1082580 – $15,000.00

Tenure #1082581 – $10,000.00

Preference will be given to clients purchasing complete blocks.

All Tenure Prices Negotiable

And Open to Offers.

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All inquiries to be addressed to company CEO Arthur Topham.

ARTHUR TOPHAM: Phone 250 992 1027

Mailing Address: Cariboo Mining & Exploration Company

4633 Barkerville Highway

Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6T8

All email communications are to be sent to the following address:


We will endeavor to return your call or email within as short a time period as humanly possible.

Thank you.

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Three Contiguous placer cells along  the North slope of Tregillus Creek valley. This 58.17 ha/144 acre property is located at 12 km along the 2400 Road also known as the Beaver Pass road. The 2400 Road branches off the Barkerville Hwy at the 50 km marker sign heading east from Quesnel, B.C. The road is a major logging road as well as a mining road and is normally open year round. 

Travel north up the 2400 Road 16 km to where the “F” Road turns off to the left. Travel approximately 1 km and just after crossing Tregillus Creek one comes to anther branch road on the left. It’s not marked with a name. Follow that road and proceed in a westerly direction back up the valley on the North side of the creek. The 3 cells are approximately 4 km from the turn off.

All the roads in the area are former logging roads and have hard gravel surfaces. (***PLEASE NOTE: During winter months the roads running up the north side of the valley from the “F” Road are NOT PLOWED and remain impassible until the late spring which, in this area, comes around the end of April/beginning of May).

The Google Earth map below in green shows the layout of the area.

  (Double click on images to enlarge) 

The 3 properties have never been mined and only became accessible after the area was logged off approximately 15 years ago. The ground has been held by Cariboo Placers Mining & Exploration Co. for the past 10 years.

A very small testing program was carried out in the Fall of 2015 on Tenure # 1053901 for assessment purposes. It’s important to understand that the 3 cells are contiguous which means that they are connected together by at least 1 side to each other. What that means is that any assessment work done on any of the 3 cells can be applied to ALL 3 cells in order to keep them up to date. 

There is a good year round creek that flows down through Tenures 1053901 and 1053899 and empties into Tregillus Creek providing an ample water supply for up to  6″+ hoses. There are also areas of flat land for the setting up of camps and wash plants and storing equipment.

A large outcropping of bedrock where the road crosses the creek on Tenure 1053901 is shown in the photos below.

The Northern side of the valley beginning where Langford Lake ends and Tregillus Creek begins flowing eastward to eventually join the Willow River at 18 km is known for its fine gold which is some of the highest quality in the Cariboo Gold Region (averaging 92% purity). One of the major creeks running down from the northern slope and emptying into Tregillus Creek  right below the dam where the lake ends is called Oro Fino Creek (meaning “fine gold”) for this very reason.

The following photos show the area around where the road ends in Tenure # 1053901 and where the small test site took place in 2015.

All Photos Below Taken on Tenure #1053901

Looking east from the upper cell (Tenure 1053901) where the creek crosses the road. One cubic metre of gravel was removed from the bank next to the creek during assessment work back in 2015. 

Test site next to creek. The gas can and bucket are where the hose goes down to the creek.

Test site looking to the west.

Test results from the 1 cubic metre of gravel indicate a good showing of gold. 

Magnetics (which contain other valuable PMG minerals like Platinum, Rhodium, Palladium, etc.) are also present in the gravels along the North slopes. The photo above was taken during an earlier work program back in 2012 by Cariboo Placers & Mining Co.  1 km in on the road leading to the 3 cells. An abundance of black sands plus what is shown on the magnet were removed during final recovery after a day’s operation.

The creek coming down the mountain on the north side of the road. Blowdown and logging debris cover the creek bed along this area.

Another photo showing the volume of water coming down in late October.

Photo showing the assorted rock in the creek. Quartz is present everywhere.

The creek exiting on south side of road.

A distant shot of the bedrock outcropping looking to the northeast.

A photo of the bedrock showing Quartz veins.

Another photo also showing Quartz veins.

More bedrock with Quartz.

Quartz boulders abound throughout the ground. Quartz is considered to be an indicator rock when it comes to gold mining and there is a lot of indication on these cells that the potential for gold recovery is very promising.

A photo taken to the west of the test site near the bush. Remains of the logging are present as well as rock protruding from the ground. There’s little overburden before one hits the gravel and clay is rarely found in the area.

Another view looking to the East. The valley on the far side of the light green logged off area is where the Willow River comes down from Wells after leaving the Jack ‘O Clubs Lake.

A view looking to the south. The timber line at the bottom fronts Tregillus Creek as it flows in an easterly direction to connect up with the Willow River at the 18 km mark on the 2400 Road. 

A closer view of the lower sections of the two cells 1053901 and 1053899. While there is some relatively steep sections in places there are benches with plenty of level land as well for setting up camps and equipment. The lower half of Tenure 1053899 visible in the bottom next to the pine and spruce trees has ample ground that’s suitable for parking or camping or setting up a wash plant. 

Tregillus Creek flows out of Langford Lake and empties into the Willow River. As one can see there is an abundance of clean water suitable for washing any amount of pay gravel that can be processed.

Asking price for the 3 cells is $9000.00

(Reasonable offers will be considered.)

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All inquiries to be addressed to company CEO Arthur Topham.

ARTHUR TOPHAM: Phone 250 992 1027

Mailing Address: Cariboo Mining & Exploration Company

4633 Barkerville Highway

Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6T8

All email communications are to be sent to the following address:


We will endeavour to return your call or email within as short a time period as humanly possible.

Thank you.

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