The Golden West occurrence is the westerly extension of the Motherlode vein (082FSW041) and the mineralogy is likely the same. The vein crosscuts micaceous quartzites of the Lower Cambrian Reno Formation just west of the white quartzites of the Lower Cambrian Quartzite Range Formation which host the Motherlode vein. Both occurrences are within the eastern anticline of the Sheep Creek camp and host formations are correlative with rocks of the Lower Cambrian Hamill Group.
Refer to the Motherlode (082FSW041) for a description of the Moterhlode vein and the Sheep Creek mining camp.
During 2008 through 2016, Yellowstone Resources Ltd. examined the area as the Sheep Creek property. In late 2016, Margaux Resources Ltd. optioned the property and in 2017 examined the area.