Eureka Creek

The Eureka Creek is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 1,545 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Eureka Creek  

State:  Washington

County:  Clallam

Elevation: 1,545 Feet (471 Meters)

Commodity: Manganese

Lat, Long: 48.07639, -124.05250

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Eureka Creek MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Eureka Creek


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Secondary: Iron


Location

State: Washington
County: Clallam


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Olympic Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limonite


Rocks

Name: Greenstone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Greenstone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Greenstone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Limonite
Ore: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Workings): TRENCHING AND STRIPPING

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE GRADES INTO LIMONITE WITH SMALL MASSES OF HEMATITE.

Comment (Location): EAST OF EUREKA CREEK; IN SAME GENERAL AREA AS BLUE EYES (RECORD NO. M700212).

Comment (Commodity): MN ORES NOT LISTED IN REFERENCE, BUT ARE PROBABLY BEMENTITE AND ASSOCIATED ORES SINCE CLAIM IS IN SAME FORMATION AS BLUE EYES CLAIM (RECORD NO. M700212.

Comment (Development): TRENCHING

Comment (Deposit): ORE LIES BETWEEN GREENSTONE AND RED LIMESTONE.


References

Reference (Deposit): WASH. DMM RI NO. 7, P. 29

Reference (Deposit): WASH DMG BULL 37, P. 255


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