The B Creek Claim is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 1,250 feet.
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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.
Name: B Creek Claim
Elevation: 1,250 Feet (381 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.14806, -124.30639
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B Creek Claim MRDS details
Primary: B Creek Claim
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Calvin C. Heckel, Port Angeles, Wa.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
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
Form: LENSES AND PODS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillaceous Red Limestone Is Weathered
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene
Analytical Data: SECOND TRENCH CHIP AND GRAB SAMPLE ASSAYED 29.8% MN. A GRAB SAMPLE OF FRAGMENTS FROM PODS ASSAYED 54% MN.
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.
Reference (Deposit): USBM RI 5530, P. 8-9, 76
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