The Ozette Beach Placer is a gold mine located in Clallam county, Washington.
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Name: Ozette Beach Placer
Lat, Long: 48.20917, -124.69167
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Ozette Beach Placer MRDS details
Primary: Ozette Beach Placer
District: Cape Flattery Area
Land ownership: National Park
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Beach Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Detail: Pacific Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Description: Uplifted Beach Terrace
Name: Sand and Gravel
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST. ACCESS IS BY TRAIL FROM LAKE OZETTE. LOCATION GIVEN IS MOUTH OF SEAFIELD CREEK
Comment (Production): SMALL AMOUNT OF PRODUCTION IN EARLY 1900'S. PRODUCTION FROM OZETTE AND SHI SHI COMBINED IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN $15,000 PRIOR TO 1904. UNVERIFIED BYPRODUCT PGE PRODUCTION
Comment (Geology): BEACH DEPOSIT OF GOLD AND PLATINUM CONCENTRATED ALONG SURFACE OF A WAVE-CUT TERRACE IN SANDSTONE. SOME OF THE PLACER MATERIAL HAS WORKED DOWN INTO JOINTS AND FRACTURES IN THE SANDSTONE.
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., 1929, PLATINUM AND BLACK SAND IN WASHINGTON, IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY 1928: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 805, P. 2-3, 5.
Reference (Deposit): MERTIE, J.B., JR., 1969, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE PLATINUM METALS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 630, P. 101.
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1955, GOLD IN WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 42, P. 116.
Reference (Deposit): DERKEY, R.E., JOSEPH, N.L., AND LASMANIS, RAYMOND, 1990, METAL MINES OF WASHINGTON - PRELIMINARY REPORT: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES OPEN-FILE REPORT 90-18, P. 27.
Reference (Production): PARDEE, 1929; HUNTING, 1955
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