The Nelson Creek showing lies within the Barkerville Terrane of the Omineca Belt. The Barkerville Terrane is in thrust contact with Triassic Quesnellia Terrane rocks to the west and Hadrynian to Lower Paleozoic Cariboo Terrane rocks to the east. The Barkerville Terrane in this region is underlain by the dominantly metasedimentary rocks of the Hadrynian to Lower Paleozoic Snowshoe Group. In this area the Snowshoe Group comprises limestone, phyllite and quartzite. These rocks have been regionally metamorphosed to greenschist facies.
Black argillaceous rocks are cut by a major fault zone trending north-northeast. Vuggy quartz up to about a metre thick within the fault zone is sparsely mineralized with pyrite, galena and sphalerite. About 60 metres to the north a 1.2 metres quartz vein continues northward for some distance and may be the extension of the vein that was exposed in the hydraulic pit.
In 1978, a pilot magnetometric and geochemical soil sampling programme was carried out over the north margin of the Nell 1 Murray Ranking Development Ltd which covered the Nelson Creek occurrence
The area was worked in 1987 by Gallant Gold Mines on their Logan claim. They collected 231 soil samples and conducted 16.1 line-kilometers of ground magnetometer surveying. This program was a follow-up to a 145 km airborne magnetic and VLF-EM survey. Due to the presence of organic rich areas as well as poor soil development, geochemical assay results from this program were disappointing.