The Kutcho Creek Jade occurrence is located 6 kilometres southeast of Provencher Lake, near a small northern tributary of a major west tributary to Kutcho Creek, 86 kilometres east of Dease Lake.
The Kutcho Creek Jade (Jadex) area is underlain by upper Permian to Lower Triassic Cache Creek Complex rocks including metavolcanics (greenstone), metasediments and tectonically emplaced ultramafic rocks. Locally, the area is underlain by upper Mississippian to Permian serpentinized peridotite, dunite and pyroxenite bodies, in faulted contact with Cache Creek Complex chert, slate, argillite, limestone and mafic volcanic rocks. The metasediments exhibit a well developed northwest striking foliation that dips moderately to steeply southwest. Thrust faulting is the dominant fault style; a secondary direction of faulting, striking southeast, is also important locally. Minor skarnification is observed where serpentinite is in contact with limestone. The ultramafic-country rock contact locally hosts nephrite jade lenses (Barb Lens).
The property is mainly known for its nephrite jade boulders which are partially or completely buried in overburden. In 1986, ten nephrite jade boulders were drilled to determine quality prior to excavation. Exploration and drilling yielded several boulders of which 16.52 tonnes were mined and shipped to the Kutcho Airstrip for processing (Assessment Report 15940). Some boulders graded C+ in quality which is appropriate for carvings and jewelry, and varied to B grade. Boulders grading C- to D grade are not saleable.
Inferred reserves are 2500 tonnes of nephrite jade of unspecified grade (Open File 1992-1). Operators of the property are Jade West Resources Ltd. of Vancouver.