The Bluebell (Lot 2136) is located 1 kilometre south of Wilgress Lake and 1 kilometre east of the Emma (Lot 591) claim (082ESE062). A complete exploration history can be found in Assessment Report 29751.
The area is underlain by greenstones which are interbedded with tuffs, limestone and sharpstone conglomerates of the Triassic Brooklyn Group. These are intruded by granodiorite of the Jurassic Nelson Intusions and alkaline syenite of the Eocene Coryell Intrusions.
Turn of the century work on the property consisted of a 40-metre shaft, with 27 metres of drifting at the 30-metre level and 9 metres of drifting at the bottom. The claim was Crown granted in 1903 to W. Shaw and T.W. Stack.
In 1921, M. Blufontein rehabilitated the old shaft and drove an 8-metre drift. A 1-metre wide mineralized zone, with small lenses of chalcopyrite and pyrite, occurs in limestone near a contact with greenstone (Triassic Brooklyn Group). Epidote and garnet was observed. Alkalic syenite cuts the rocks (Eocene Coryell Intrusions).
In 1937, F. Simpson drove a short drift, 15 metres below the surface, from a 40-metre shaft. In 1939, L. Hanley developed the property with 87 metres of drifting, 113 metres of crosscutting, 3 metres of sinking and 2 metres of raising. Production in 1938 and 1939 totalled 353 tonnes, yielding 8055 grams of gold, 3795 grams of silver and 422 kilograms of copper.
In 2007, Kettle River Resources completed a program of soil geochemistry, trenching and diamond drilling which resulted in the discovery of the Minnie Moore zone to the northwest.