Helen

The Helen is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 1,906 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: Helen  

State:  Washington

County:  Clallam

Elevation: 1,906 Feet (581 Meters)

Commodity: Manganese

Lat, Long: 48.09306, -123.99889

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Helen MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Helen


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Washington
County: Clallam


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Olympic Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Eocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Bementite


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT 8.2 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF FAIRHOLM, ABOUT 0.8 MILES NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 101

Comment (Geology): RED AGILLACEOUS LIMESTONE LENSES OCCUR ENCLOSED IN BASALT OF THE CRESCENT FORMATION. WITHIN THE LIMESTONE LENSES, BOULDER-LIKE MASSES OF BROWN TO BLACK MANGANIFEROUS MINERALS ARE FOUND ASSOCIATED WITH NODULES OF FERRUGINOUS QUARTZ. TWO BEMENTITE ORE BODIES ARE 30FT X 6FT AND 23FT X 6FT (DATA FROM U.S.G.S. MRDS, 1990). THE CRESCENT FORMATION, WHICH HOSTS MANGANESE MINERALIZATION ON THE OLYMPIC PENNINSULA, CONSISTS OF PALEOCENE? AND EOCENE PILLOW BASALTS COMPOSITIONALLY SIMILAR TO THAT OF OCEAN RIDGE BASALTS. THE BASALTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH PELAGIC LIMESTONES, INDICATING DEPOSITION IN DEEP WATER (SNAVELY, 1987, P. 306-308).

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: PRODUCED A TEN TON SHIPMENT IN 1952 AND SOME PRODUCTION IN 1954 (DATA FROM U.S.G.S. MRDS, 1990)

Comment (Location): THIS IS A DISTRICT RECORD

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: SEE INDIVIDUAL MINES OF THE REPULIC DISTRICT

Comment (Deposit): HOST ROCKS FOR GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE REPUBLIC DISTRICT ARE DACITE AND ANDESITE FLOWS, FLOW BRECCIAS, TUFFS AND TUFF BRECCIAS OF THE EOCENE SANPOIL VOLCANICS (MUESSIG, 1967, P. 50-51; TSCHAUDER, 1989, P. 242). ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): MAGILL, E.A., 1960, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF THE OLYMPIC PENNINSULA, WASHINGTON: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 5530, 82 P.

Reference (Deposit): PARK, C.F., JR., 1942, MANGANESE RESOURCES OF THE OLYMPIC PENNINSULA, WASHINGTON--A PRELIMINARY REPORT: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 931-R, P. 435-457, 2 PL.

Reference (Deposit): PURDY, C.P., JR., 1954, DIRECTORY OF WASHINGTON MINING OPERATIONS, 1954: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY INFORMATION CIRCULAR 23, 73 P.

Reference (Deposit): SNAVELY, P.D., JR., 1987, TERTIARY GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK, NEOTECTONICS, AND PETROLIUM POTENTIAL OF THE OREGON-WASHINGTON CONTINENTAL MARGIN. IN SCHOLL, D.W.; GRANTZ, ARTHUR; VEDDER, J.G., GEOLOGY AND RESOURCES POTENTIAL OF THE CONTINENTAL MARGIN OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA AND ADJACENT OCEAN BASINS--BEAUFORT SEA TO BAJA CALIFORNIA: CIRCUM-PACIFIC COUNCIL FOR ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES EARTH SCIENCE SERIES , V. 6, P. 305-335.

Reference (Deposit): SOREM, R.K.; GUNN, D.W., 1967, MINERALOGY OF MANGANESE DEPOSITS, OLYMPIC PENNINSULA, WASHINGTON: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 62, NO. 1, P. 22-56.

Reference (Deposit): WDGER OFR 90-18.

Reference (Deposit): GARRISON, R.E., 1973, SPACE-TIME RELATIONS OF PELAGIC LIMESTONES AND VOLCANIC ROCKS, OLYMPIC PENNINSULA, WASHINGTON: GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, V. 84, NO. 2, P. 583-594.

Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M. T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS-PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, V. 1, 428 P.; V. 2, 67 P.


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