B Creek Claim

The B Creek Claim is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 1,250 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: B Creek Claim  

State:  Washington

County:  Clallam

Elevation: 1,250 Feet (381 Meters)

Commodity: Manganese

Lat, Long: 48.14806, -124.30639

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B Creek Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: B Creek Claim


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Calvin C. Heckel, Port Angeles, 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: LENSES AND PODS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillaceous Red Limestone Is Weathered


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SECOND TRENCH CHIP AND GRAB SAMPLE ASSAYED 29.8% MN. A GRAB SAMPLE OF FRAGMENTS FROM PODS ASSAYED 54% MN.


Materials

Ore: Hausmannite


Comments

Comment (Location): 0.25 MILE SOUTH OF LOT NOS. 182 CLAIM (RECORD NO. M700252).

Comment (Development): TWO TRENCHES.

Comment (Deposit): SMALL MANGANIFEROUS LENSES AND PODS.

Comment (Workings): TWO TRENCHES

Comment (Geology): THE PRINCIPAL COUNTRY ROCKS NEAR THE DEPOSIT ARE ALTERED BASALT AND WEATHERED RED ARGILLACEOUS LIMESTONE. MANGANESE MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN THE RED LIMESTONE NEAR A VERTICAL, EAST-STRIKING BASALT CONTACT. THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN EXPLORED BY TWO TRENCHES.


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM RI 5530, P. 8-9, 76


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