The Cedar Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 20 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: Cedar Creek Placer
Elevation: 20 Feet (6 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.01472, -124.67639
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Cedar Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Cedar Creek Placer
Secondary: Starbuck Placer
Tertiary: Titanium, Metal
District: Cape Flattery
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.
Owner Name: Starbuck, J. M.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Beach Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1917
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Detail: Pacific Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Form: STRATABOUND BLANKET
Description: Uplifted Beach Terrace
Name: Sand and Gravel
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Analytical Data: ASSAY: 2-5 PENNYWEIGHTS AU+PT/YD. PT:AU=1:5 TO 1:15
Comment (Commodity): GOLD PARTICLES ARE SMALL AND FLAT
Comment (Production): REPORTED $5,000 IN AU PRIOR TO 1917. SMALL BYPRODUCT PGE PRODUCTION REPORTED
Comment (Deposit): BEACH PLACER IN 2-15 IN. THICK SAND LAYER ON SURFACE OF A WAVE-CUT BENCH IN CLAY.
Comment (Location): IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK. NEAR MOUTH OF CEDAR CREEK BY BEACH; ON ALLENS BAY QUAD AS STARBUCK MINE. LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR MINE SYMBOL LABELED STARBUCK MINE ON TOPO MAP. THERE IS SOME CONFUSION AS TO SYNONYMS. PARDEE LISTS STARBUCK AS A SYNONYM FOR SUNSET CREEK PLACER (RECORD M045076) RATHER THAN FOR CEDAR CREEK PLACER (HUNTTING)
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1955, GOLD IN WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 42, P. 115.
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. 21.
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., 1929, PALTINUM AND BLACK SAND IN WASHINGTON, IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY 1928: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 805, P. 1-15.
Reference (Production): HUNTTING, 1955
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