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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.

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.

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.)


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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