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Littleton Mine

The Littleton Mine is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 1,401 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: Littleton Mine  

State:  Washington

County:  Clallam

Elevation: 1,401 Feet (427 Meters)

Commodity: Manganese

Lat, Long: 48.08361, -124.01944

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Littleton Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Littleton Mine
Secondary: Peacock
Secondary: Johnnie M.


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


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.
Administrative Organization: In Olympic National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Charles H. Anderson, Dungenes, And Harry Sweeds, Port Angeles
Years: 1960 -

Owner Name: Kenneth Hopper, Mel Lewis, And Sam Marsh, Seattle
Years: 1953 -


Production

Year: 1953
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^48.84% Mn, 14.48% Sio2


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1952
Year Last Production: 1953
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

Model Name: Volcanogenic Mn, Olympic Peninsula


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Series Of Small Faults Offset The Ore Body


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY OF OUTCROP SAMPLE: 44.35% MN, 2.25% FE, 14.3% SIO2, 0.026%


Materials

Ore: Bementite
Ore: Hausmannite


Comments

Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. CREEK SHOWN AS LITTLETON CREEK ON TOPO MAP IS THE NEXT CREEK EAST OF THE ONE SHOWN ADJACENT TO THE DEPOSIT IN GREEN. PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 3 UNPATENTED CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): LENS OF MN OXIDES AND SILICATES IN RED LIMESTONE.

Comment (Workings): SURFACE STRIPPING, CAVED CROSSCUT

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE INTERBEDDED WITH BASALT.

Comment (Production): SHIPMENT WAS MADE TO GSA. ALSO POSSIBLE SMALL PRODUCTION IN 1952


References

Reference (Production): MAGILL, 1960

Reference (Deposit): GREEN, S.H., 1945, MANGNAESE DEPOSITS OF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND MINING REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 7, 45 P.

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. 26.

Reference (Deposit): MAGILL, E.A., 1960, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF THE OLYMPIC PENNINSULA, WASH.: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 5530, P. 31-32, 76.

Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, V. 1, P. 256.


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