The Rose occurrence is located at an elevation of approximately 500 metres near the west shore of Adams Lake, approximately 2.2 kilometres northeast of the mouth of Samatosum Creek.
The area is underlain by limestone of the Tshinakin member of the Cambrian to Ordovician Eagle Bay Assemblage. Bedding strikes about 130 degrees and dips 35 to 65 degrees northeast.
An east-west band, dipping 20 to 25 degrees north, of discontinuous layered, strands of dark-brown to grey-black coloured sphalerite occurs with dense white vein quartz within the limestone.
In 1985, rotary drilling intercepted approximate one metre width of similar mineralization, approximately 130 metres down dip of the surface mineralization, yielded results of up to 3.8 grams per tonne gold and 36.9 grams per tonne silver in hole no. 40 (Assessment Report 14046). These results could not be confirmed by a second lab and were considered suspect. Also at this time, two rock samples of vein material assayed 4.8 and 4.1 grams per tonne gold with 37.3 and 36.3 grams per tonne silver, respectively (Assessment Report 14046). Contact with underlying greenschist occurs at the bottom of the drill hole.
In 1988, a grab sample (88AS-01) of float from near the Rose occurrence assayed 2.18 per cent zinc and 2.7 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 17725).
In 1982, Casa Del Oro Resources Inc. completed a lone drill hole, totalling 306.32 metres, on the Amy-Dee claims. The mineralized zone is reported to have been previously trenched. In 1985, a further program of overburden rotary drilling was completed on the claims.
In 1986, four diamond drill holes, totalling 33.8 metres, were completed on the area as the Del claims.
In 1987 and 1988, Canova Resources Ltd. completed programs of geological mapping, geochemical (rock, silt and soil) sampling, 70.0 line-kilometres of ground electromagnetic and magnetic surveys and a 172.0 line-kilometre airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey on the Amy-Dee claims