The Kootenay (Kootenian) occurrence is located north of Kootenay Bay on Kootenay Lake, approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Sherraden Creek.
The area is underlain by hornblende gneiss, amphibolite and calcite marble of the Middle Cambrian to Lower Devonian Index Formation (Lardeau Group). The map accompanying Bulletin 73 shows the occurrence within a band of calcite marble.
Locally, four narrow, from 0 to 15-centimetre wide, parallel, quartz veins host galena, sphalerite and pyrite in vuggy quartz. The veins strike 036 degrees and dip 068 degrees southeast. Occasional transverse quartz stringers connect adjoining veins.
An 8-centimetre wide sample yielded 0.7 gram per tonne gold, 456.0 grams per tonne silver, 24.65 per cent lead and 0.2 per cent zinc; while a 6-centimetre sample yielded 2.06 grams per tonne gold, 140.57 grams per tonne silver, 5.73 per cent lead and 6.1 per cent zinc (Bulletin 73).
In 1986, a program of geological mapping, prospecting and a 13.8 line-kilometre ground magnetic survey was completed on the area as the Ram claim. The following year, Chelik Resources completed a program of airborne geophysical surveys on the area as the Rock of Ages claim. In 1999 and 2000, ground electromagnetic surveys were completed on the area as the Ruth 1-4 claims. In 1997, Klondike Gold completed a program of soil sampling and a gravity survey on the area as the Doe and Ray claims.