The Snow King occurrence is located on south- facing slopes, north of La France Creek and approximately 10 kilometres north east of the creek mouth on Kootenay Lake.
The area is underlain by intensely folded limestone, dolomite, argillaceous schist and chloritic schist of the Upper Proterozoic Horsethief Creek Group. Argillite and quartzite units of the Middle Proterozoic Mount Nelson Formation (Purcell Supergroup) outcrop to the east.
Locally, galena, sphalerite, pyrite and minor tetrahedrite are present in quartz, calcite and minor barite veins in siliceous, limonite-stained limestone. Sulphides also occur as disseminations in brecciated dolomite and as disseminations and replacements in siliceous limestone. Small amounts of chalcopyrite are reported.
One sample assayed 0.69 gram per tonne gold, 1906 grams per tonne silver, 73.7 per cent lead and 1.8 per cent zinc (Annual Report 1926).
In the 1890’s, two closely spaced adits were developed on the occurrence. In 1972, Bullis Engineering completed a program of geological mapping, and rock, silt and soil sampling was completed on the area as the Peg group. In 1976, Serem Limited completed a program of rock and soil sampling, geological mapping and a 6.0 line-kilometre ground electromagnetic survey on the area as the Wall claims. In 1990, Cominco completed a program of geological mapping and rock, soil and previous drill core sampling on the area. In 1995, Hunter Resources completed a program of prospecting and minor trenching on the area.