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Handy Prospect

The Handy Prospect is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 774 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: Handy Prospect  

State:  Washington

County:  Clallam

Elevation: 774 Feet (236 Meters)

Commodity: Manganese

Lat, Long: 48.07222, -123.89528

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Handy Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Handy Prospect
Secondary: Daddy


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Secondary: Iron


Location

State: Washington
County: Clallam


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Harry Sweeds, Port Angeles, Wa. And Charles Anderson, Dungenes, Wa.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
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

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Basalt
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Eocene

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY (500 LB SAMPLE IN 1951): 33.5% MN, 50.5% FE, 27.6% SI02


Materials

Ore: Hausmannite
Ore: Bementite


Comments

Comment (Location): FOLLOW LAKE CRESCENT NORTHSHORE RD EAST, FROM WEST END OF LAKE CRESCENT, 0.9 MILE WHERE CROSSES A SMALL CREEK. DEPOSIT IS 100 FT HIGHER ON A STEEP SLOPE NORTH OF THE ROAD AND EAST OF THE CREEK.

Comment (Development): OPENCUT AND 15 FT DRIFT

Comment (Deposit): IN THE DRIFT THE MINERALIZED ZONE CONTAINS BANDS OF MN SILICATE 0.5 TO 1 FT WIDE. THE BANDS ARE SEPARATED BY ALTERED BASALT.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT AND 15 FT DRIFT.

Comment (Geology): ROCKS NEAR DEPOSIT ARE ALTERED BASALT AND RED, LIMEY SHALE.


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM RI NO. 5530, P. 47-48, 76


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