The property comprises the former Gold Hill Gold Mine (4 shafts) and Blackjack (1 shaft) property s, a past producer and a prospect, respectfully, as well as the Golden Gate gold prospect (1 shaft), the Combination Vein gold prospect (1 shaft), the Gold Lake copper (Cu), gold (Au), nickel (Ni) occurrence and the Hollow Lake copper (Cu) occurrence. The Blackjack, Gold Hill, Golden Gate and Combination Vein properties were all mined in the late 1800's. Work ceased in 1899 when the mill at the Gold Hill mine burned down.
Gold Hill has a reported historical production of 220 tons grading 4.95 oz Au/ton for a total historical production of 1,089 oz Au and Blackjack produced a historical bulk sample of fifty tons that produced 0.33 oz Au/ton. No production was reported from the Golden Gate and Combination Vein auriferous vein zones. Historically, at Gold Hill, gold occurs mainly in the Pebble vein, a system of quartz veins in a shear zone hosted by mafic volcanics, within 1.6 kilometres of the western edge of the Dryberry Batholith. This batholith appears to be mineralized along its entire western contact.
At Blackjack, gold occurs within and adjacent to ribboned and vein quartz in a highly fissile, chloritized, cross-cutting, carbonatized, shear zone, striking east-west, and within a highly silicified fine-grained felsic intrusive rock, possibly an offshoot of the batholith. The Pebble vein and shear zone system is reported to be continuous for at least 490 metres (or approximately 1,600 feet) (Kidd Creek). The shafts and numerous surface workings confirm this. It consists of a series of en echelon quartz veins in a shear zone that pinch and swell along a strike of from 110° to 125°, dipping an average of -75°S and ranging from eight inches to thirty inches wide. The vein system has been developed by three shafts with a reported fourth shaft of now uncertain location. The Gold Hill Pebble vein and Blackjack veins provided most of the ore mined. The remains of two mills, two tailing ponds, and old newspaper clippings attest to the possibility of a much larger unreported historical production. The following shaft records indicate the amount of work done during this early period.
Goldhill #1 Shaft - 60' deep
Goldhill #2 Shaft- 150' deep, 2 levels totalling 83' drifting and crosscutting
Goldhill #3 Shaft - 25' deep
Goldhill #4 Shaft - 120' deep, 52' drifting
Shaft 112' deep, 2 levels and stoping area, l84' drifting on level 1, 25' drifting on level 2.
Shaft, 85’ deep, drifting 50'. Extensive surface trenching on several veins.