The Barnes Creek placer deposit is located on Barnes Creek about 11 kilometres west of Whatshan Lake. The exact location of the placer workings is unknown. Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 296 reports that these placer workings are on the tributaries of Barnes Creek which are Eureka Creek (082LSE046) and Holding Creek (082LSE45). B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Bulletin 28 reports production for Barnes Creek and Eureka Creek.
Bedrock in the area consists of granitic rocks of the Cretaceous Whatshan batholith. Glacial and fluvial gravels in the creek contained placer gold.
During 1935 to 1945, reported production from Barnes Creek was 2581 grams of gold. This is probably production from Holding Creek or at least includes production from Holding Creek (Bulletin 28, page 14).
No other information is available.