NOTE: Seller has just reduced the asking price by $150,000. Also note that Little Spruce lease has been sold and the seller will discount the selling price by an additional $20,000. If you are thinking the gold price is going to go up in the next couple of years or you're thinking about doing any kind of gold mining in the Atlin are or even the Yukon in the next few years, you owe it to yourself to check out these claims and equipment that are already in this area.
After several years of mining and getting close to 78 years, it is time to retire and live a little. So having said that I am selling out my mining operation.
This is a fairly large turnkey mining operation that is comprised of two (2) different properties along with a full line of equipment. All the equipment including the wash plant is in "above average" condition and is work ready.
The Mining Properties
The mining properties are comprised of both mining claims and placer leases. There is 37 hectares (91 acres) on Apple Creek. There is a legacy placer lease located on the upper end of Little Spruce Creek SOLD. There is also a five (5) cell grouping of placer claims on Bonanza Creek which covers an area of 82 hectares (202 acres). Between both parcels there is total an area of 119 hectares or 293 acres. There is good access to all the claims and the furthest claims would be about a 30 - 40 minute drive from the town of Atlin.
At present all the equipment is located on the Apple Creek claims where mining has taken place over the past few years. Settling ponds are in place, haul roads are in as well as 4-5 foot deep rock drains coming out from the cut. Water for sluicing is managed from an upsteam reservoir.
View of Apple Creek looking north
Rock drain in place along side road going into cut.
Equipment and tools
5th wheel trailer. Has double solar panels.
Storage / workshop
Wash plant with new Perkins engine 60 KW generator.
5X10 screen deck. 4'X20' sluice
10'X10' Hopper feeder
40 foot feed conveyor
1983 D8K - 22000 hr
1996 Case 821B loader - 6700 hrs
1996 Komastu WA600 loader - 18000 hrs
2001 New Holland EC 350 excavator- 6850 hrs
1998 Bell 30 yard rock truck - 7050 hrs
6 inch submersible pump with hoses
9500 liter enviro fuel tank
Inside workshop/tool storage shed
The equipment All the equipment is in good working condition. The WA600 Komatsu loader has new steering pins and bushings and all the rams have been rebuilt. Both loaders are very tight. The D8K dozer has had both the lift and tilt rams all rebuilt also.
The New Holland excavator runs like a top. This is a 75,000 lb machine and digs great. Very strong clean running Cummins 250 HP engine. Has quick attach with a 1 3/4 yard tooth bucket.
The rock truck is a 1998 Bell, 30 yard wiggle wagon. Powered by a V8 Mercedes diesel and has an 5 speed automatic with 3 reverse. Air over hydraulic brakes. All new plating on the inside of the box. Nice size truck for small confined areas. Runs great.
The wash plant generator is brand new. It's a 4 cyclinder Perkins with a 60 KW genset and powers the submersible 6 inch pump, the screen deck, the conveyor and the hopper feeder. The hopper grizzly is remote control and is operated from the cab of the loader. Screen size is 2 inch and under. There are 3 sets of 4X3 hydraulic riffles on the sluice run. Deck is spring mounted and runs extremely smooth. The sluice run is split into two sections and has hydraulic pins that will retract and two hydraulic arms then tip the top section so the concentrates fall into a tray below. Concentrates are then scooped up and carried away making clean ups a breeze.
Here are some photos of the equipment
1996 Case 821B Loader 3.5 yd
1996 WA600 Komatsu Loader 7 yd
Front-side view 1996 Case
1996 W600 Komatsu
1983 Cat D8K-Ripper & Tilts
Inside cab of the D8K
2001 New Holland Excavator
Inside the cab of the New Holland Excavator
New Holland Cummins engine
Fluid controls on the New Holland
Fifth wheel trailer with double solar panels mounted on roof
Exterior view of storage and workshop
1998 Bell 30 Yard rock truck
Inside cab of rock truck
Rear view of rock truck
Bell rock truck
6 inch submersible pump
9500 liter (2500 gal) fuel storage
Wash plant showing 10X10 hopper feeder and feed conveyor
Sluice run showing 3 sets of hydraulic riffles
View of hopper and conveyor
Inside wash plant shack
Side view of washplant
Will sell the claims and equipment for $595,000 CDN
Warning - This property is offered for mining purposes only and ownership of the title to it does not include ownership of the surface rights or the rights to use the surface for residential or recreational purposes.