Sailor Boy Prospect

The Sailor Boy Prospect is a mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 1,375 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: Sailor Boy Prospect  

State:  Washington

County:  Clallam

Elevation: 1,375 Feet (419 Meters)

Commodity:

Lat, Long: 48.08083, -123.95139

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Sailor Boy Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sailor Boy Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Dennis Heaney Estate
Home Office: Seattle, Wa.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: POD


Structure

Type: L
Description: Minor Fault Cuts Through The Mineralized Pod.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: NO SAMPLES WERE TAKEN


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): ACCESS TO THE SAILOR BOY ADIT IS BY WAY OF THE CRESCENT MINE ROAD, WHICH CONNECTS WITH U.S. HIGHWAY 101, 1 MILE WEST OF FAIRHOLM. THE MINE ROAD IS FOLLOWED ONE-FOURTH MILE TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH AN ABANDONED RAILROAD ROADBED, THENCE WESTWARD ALONG THE ROADBED TO A BULLDOZED TRAIL ONE-HALF MILE BEYOND THE CRESCENT CAMP. THE TRAIL LEADS NORTHWARD UP A MODERATELY STEEP SLOPE TO THE ADIT SITE.

Comment (Workings): THE MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 110-FOOT CROSSCUT ADIT

Comment (Geology): PROMINENT SECONDARY MINERALIZATION IS CALCITE AND HEMATITE STAIN THAT HAS FILLED IRREGULAR FRACTURES IN THE BASALT.

Comment (Deposit): THE CROSSCUT WAS APPARENTLY DRIVEN TO INTERSECT A CONTINUATION OF THE FAVORABLE MANGANESE HORIZONS MINED AT THE NEARBY CRESCENT MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM RI 5530, P. 36, 77


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