The Hurricane Claim is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 3,901 feet.
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Name: Hurricane Claim
Elevation: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.00806, -123.50083
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Hurricane Claim MRDS details
Primary: Hurricane Claim
Land ownership: National Park
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Administrative Organization: In Olympic National Park
Owner Name: Edward N. Fitzgerald, Port Angeles, Wash.
Years: 1960 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Olympic Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Volcanogenic Mn, Olympic Peninsula
Analytical Data: SAMPLE FROM DUMP AREA: 43.0% MN
Analytical Data: SAMPLE FROM STOCKPILE: 32.8% MN
Comment (Location): NEAR HUTTON CREEK. PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 1 CLAIM. CLAIM MAY LIE WITHIN PORT ANGELES QUADRANGLE
Comment (Production): 1,000 TONS OF ORE TAKEN OUT
Comment (Deposit): HUNTTING INDICATES TWO ORE BODIES
Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS, AN OPENCUT, 20 FT SHAFT, 40 FT SHAFT. EXTENDING FROM THE 40 FT SHAFT ARE A 30 FT DRIFT (20 FT LEVEL) AND A 70 FT DRIFT (40 FT LEVEL).
Comment (Geology): AREA IS UNDERLAIN BY HIGHLY ALTERED BASALT CONTAINING INTERCALATED PODS OR LENSES OF RED LIMESTONE.
Reference (Production): HUNTTING, 1956
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. 255.
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. 25.
Reference (Deposit): MAGILL, E.A., 1960, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF THE OLYMPIC PENNINSULA, WASH.: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 5530, P. 49-50, 76.
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