The GEM occurrence is located on Texada Island, approximately 10 kilometres northwest of Gillies Bay and 1 kilometre southeast of Kirk Lake.
The showing is underlain by amygdaloidal basalt of the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation (Vancouver Group) close to the intersection of the Kirk Lake and Holly faults.
A fault zone in basalt hosts steeply dipping quartz veinlets and an occasional massive vein with subordinate amounts of calcite. The zone ranges in width from 0.6 to 1.2 metres. Mineralization consists of pyrite, local native gold, galena, occasional chalcopyrite and minor pyrrhotite and arsenopyrite. High, but erratic, gold with minor silver values occur along the length of the vein system.
A sample (XR31767) of a brecciated, pyritic quartz-calcite vein mineralized with chalcopyrite and minor galena assayed 5.45 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 18672).
Past development includes shafts and drifting on two levels. Although production records report 2 tonnes of ore mined, the workings at the mine site indicate that considerably more mining took place (Assessment Report 18672).
The area was originally worked intermittently from the 1890s until 1928. Several shafts were driven over this time period. In 1928, Texada Gulf Mining Co. Ltd. took over the GEM claim, which was held by B.C. Gold Mines Ltd., dewatered the workings and completed exploratory work in the area. The exploration was unsuccessful and the property was dropped.
In 1989, Echo Bay Mines Ltd. completed prospecting in the area.
In 1993, Robert A. Perry owned the claims encompassing the GEM showing and completed a geochemical soil survey and rock sampling in the area. Sample L93-01 was taken approximately 250 metres west of the GEM workings and assayed 0.97 per cent copper, 6.7 grams per tonne silver and 1.23 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 23017).
In 1997, Robert A. Perry conducted a geophysical self-potential survey on the property.