The Ozette Beach Placer is a pge, gold, and platinum mine located in Clallam county, Washington.
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Name: Ozette Beach Placer
Commodity: PGE, Gold, Platinum
Lat, Long: 48.20278, -124.68889
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Ozette Beach Placer MRDS details
Primary: Ozette Beach Placer
District: Cape Flattery
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Beach Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Sand and Gravel
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): BEACH DEPOSIT OF GOLD AND PLATINUM CONCENTRATED ALONG THE SURFACE OF A WAVE-CUT TERRACE IN SANDSTONE (DATA FROM U.S.G.S. MRDS, 1990). ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): 2 MILES NORTH OF THE MOUTH OF THE OZETTE RIVER
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: PRODUCED A SMALL AMOUNT IN THE EARLY 1900'S (PARDEE, 1929; HUNTTING, 1956, P. 183). PRODUCE $15,000 FROM OZETTE AND SHI SHI PLACERS PRIOR TO 1904 (HUNTTING, 1956, P.182).
Reference (Deposit): WDGER OFR 90-18
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.
Reference (Deposit): MERTIE, J.B., JR., 1969, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE PLATINUM METALS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 630, 120 P., 1 PL.
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., 1929, PLATINUM AND BLACK SAND IN WASHINGTON, IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY (SHORT PAPERS AND PRELIMINARY REPORTS) 1928; PART I--METALS AND NONMETALS EXCEPT FUELS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 805, P. 1-15).
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