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

Cariboo Placers Mining & Exploration Co. now has 5 cells for sale along Beaver Pass, also known as the 2400 Road. The road begins at the 50 km mark on the Barkerville Highway travelling east from the city of Quesnel 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.

The cells for sale are located adjacent to and overlapping the 2400 Road beginning at 12km and running through to the 13th km. 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.

The above map shows the location of the 5 cells in relation to the Barkerville Hwy, the Willow River which flows northward from Wells/Barkerville and Tregillus Lake located at 9.5 km on the 2400 Road. As stated the turn-off is right at the 50km mark along the Barkerville Hwy.

The above map shows the approximate location of the 5 cells and their Tenure Numbers. Both the two maps above are 1500 px wide so can be enlarged for easier viewing.

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 had never been mined before. 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.

Here one is standing close to the 14km 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 four images are screenshots taken off of the Mineral Titles Online website showing the current status of the 5 cells. All 5 are in good standing with a “Good to Date” of 2021/OCT/31.

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 within a couple of km from where the 5-cells are located to the south of the creek.


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.

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.

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 either. 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

Asking Price for 5 Cells as a Unit


(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

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

Thank you.

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