Blue Hawk Mine
Blue Hawk Mine is located on the east slope of Blue Grouse Mountain, on the west side of Okanagan Lake. The mine is just a few kilometres from Downtown Kelowna in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
The mine consists of several adits operated for a single year, 1934, and has been virtually abandoned ever since. British Columbia's Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources refers to the mine as "082ENW002", and states that 5 metric tonnes of ore was mined yielding 560 grams (18 oz t) of silver and 156 grams (5 oz t) of gold. The total horizontal length of the mine is approximately 90 metres.
The mine is known to many Kelowna locals, and a gravel road leading past the mine is regularly maintained. The entrance to the mine often contains pooled water, but the interior is relatively dry and contains many undisturbed geological formations (first, second).
The location of the mine according to British Columbia's Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is
49°59?2?N 119°31?6?W / 49.98389°N 119.51833°W. Several Kelowna locals have reported the entrance to the mine to be at the alternate coordinates of 49°59?2?N 119°30?59?W / 49.98389°N 119.51639°W, at an elevation of 965 meters.