The survey area is in south-central British Columbia, between Greenwood to the west and Trail to the east. The Canada-US border runs along the southern boundary of the project area.
The nearby towns of Beaverdell, Rock Creek, Greenwood, Carmi, Boundary, Midway and Grand Forks in the Kootenay Boundary Regional District were founded by mining and have an extensive history of exploration and gold production. Several gold and silver (plus copper, lead and zinc) deposits have been mined in the area since gold was first discovered in 1884. More than 25 past producers are recorded in the Greenwood mining camp. This includes the Phoenix mine, a world-class open pit copper-gold skarn deposit, several smaller mines, and over 100 recorded mineral occurrences.