Ozette Beach Placer

The Ozette Beach Placer is a pge, gold, and platinum mine located in Clallam county, Washington.

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: Ozette Beach Placer  

State:  Washington

County:  Clallam

Elevation:

Commodity: PGE, Gold, Platinum

Lat, Long: 48.20278, -124.68889

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Ozette Beach Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ozette Beach Placer


Commodity

Primary: PGE
Primary: Gold
Primary: Platinum


Location

State: Washington
County: Clallam
District: Cape Flattery


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Platinum
Gangue: Sand


Comments

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).


References

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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