The Morrow Placer is a gold mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 7 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Name: Morrow Placer
Elevation: 7 Feet (2 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.10028, -124.68500
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Morrow Placer MRDS details
Primary: Morrow Placer
Land ownership: National Park
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: J. D. Morrow, 1940
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1932
Year Last Production: 1940
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Detail: Pacific Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENSES ()
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Analytical Data: ASSAY: SPOTTY FINE GOLD CONTENT AUG. $4 PER YD.
Comment (Location): NEAR YELLOW BANKS PLACER (RECORD NO. M045075).
Comment (Workings): AN AREA 50 BY 25 FT HAS BEEN WORKED.
Comment (Development): WORKED FROM 1932 TO 1940; BEST YEAR'S CLEANUP WAS $ 1,678.
Comment (Deposit): BEACH PLACER
Comment (Geology): BEACH PLACER IN WHICH THERE IS A 2 FT LAYER OF GRAVEL REWORKED BY WAVE ACTION FROM PLEIS TO CENE GRAVEL.
Comment (Deposit): PLACER CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M. T., 1955, GOLD IN WASHINGTON: WASH. DIV. MINES GEOL. BULL. 42, P. 116
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