The Gold King (Gold Queen) occurrence is reportedly located approximately 5 kilometres south of Grey Creek, near the shoreline of Kootenay Lake.
The area is underlain by coarse clastic rocks of the Upper Proterozoic Horsethief Creek Group. A Cretaceous granodioritic intrusive occurs to the north.
Locally, a 15 centimetre wide vein in quartzite hosts chalcopyrite and pyrite mineralization and is reported to carry gold values.
In 1981, previous rock sampling, of vein material from the adit, was reported have yielded up to 0.21 per cent copper and 0.015 per cent molybdenum (Sample 8883; Assessment Report 10137).
At least one adit was completed on the occurrence in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s.
In 1981, a R. Westbury prospected the area.