Introducing WCP Placer Mining Club

Hey guys, I am pleased to announce that West Coast Placer is starting a mining club.  There have been a number of inquiries from people who want to prospect and mine on WCP claims.  So we’re starting a club that will provide the opportunity for members to use our claims.

Club members will have access to all of West Coast Placer’s claims.  Currently that includes 12 placer claims and two mineral claims in BC.  Access to some of my partner’s claims is also available.  We have claims all over BC including the Tulameen, Similkameen, Fraser River, Cariboo and Kootenays.
Members will be able to work the claims as if they own them.  You can run a sluice, pans or whatever you want.  Of course members can keep all the gold that they find.
You will be able to camp on the claims in tents or with an RV (where accessible).  Family members are automatically included in your membership.  Gold panning is a great activity for the whole family, kids love it.  You can bring your friends too, the more the merrier.

There are a few obligations that will have to be met.

  • The first rule of prospecting club is you do not talk about prospecting club.  Just kidding I had to throw that in there.
  • Members must follow all the regulations regarding placer mining in BC.  If you don’t know all the regs don’t worry, information will be provided.
  • Activities will have to be recorded.  This will help with our reports to the MTO.  It’s not much work, just keep some notes on the work that you do.  Keep track of things like, hours spent working, size and location of holes, and take pictures.  This information will also be shared with the group.
  • If you plan on running a sluice or highbanker you will need to have a Free Miner’s Certificate.  If you need help getting one, just ask.

There will be an annual fee of $50.  Why a fee?  That is required to limit club membership to people who are truly interested.  $50 is pretty much free compared to similar clubs.  The others are looking for $300 and up.  We’re not interested in making money off of memberships.

As a member you will also have the opportunity for instruction in the art of gold prospecting.  This is great for novice miners.  You can join myself and more experienced members on prospecting trips.  That is the best way to learn, you can watch youtube videos and read books all day but nothing beats hands on training.

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Members will have support from experienced miners.  You can even get help with your own MTO reports for your own personal claims.  You can ask advice at any time and we’ll try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

As a member you will be entitled to a discount on the purchase any of West Coast Placer’s claims.  There will be more perks as the club grows.

If you are interested please send an email through the WCP contact form on this link, Contact Form.  Please share any suggestions or comments that you might have.

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6 thoughts on “Introducing WCP Placer Mining Club

  • March 15, 2016 at 2:54 am

    I would be very interested in joining your WCP Placer mining group. How do we move forward ? Cheers, Mark

    • March 15, 2016 at 3:13 am

      Hey Mark, send me an email via the contact form. Tell me a little about yourself. If you are keen I’ll send you a paypal link and you’re in.

  • November 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I would like to join in on the fun I have been playing around for 2 or so years since I retired. I have been looking at claims but want to learn the ins and outs of panning and sluicing

  • February 26, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Hey there, I’m interested in joining your mining club. Is it still operating? Do you have a map of where your claims are, I’m located in Calgary.


  • March 30, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Hey Mark

    This is great I would like to join

  • April 4, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Hi there I would like to support what you are doing here. I have had claims in the past but dont have time to justify that anymore. Just want to shovel into my highbanker. I would be happy to talk to you about joining.


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