The Olympic Peninsula is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 3,399 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: Olympic Peninsula
Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)
Lat, Long: 47.5, -123.50000
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Olympic Peninsula MRDS details
Primary: Olympic Peninsula
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Olympic Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Lenses Are Broken And Bordered By Slip Faces, On Which Known Offsets Are Small.
Comment (Geology): THE ORE ZONE GRADES WESTWARD INTO RED LIMEY ARGILLITE AND EASTWARD INTO AGGLOMERATE.
Comment (Location): DIRECTLY ABOVE EASTERN END OF LAKE SUTHERLAND
Comment (Development): BUREAU OF MINES HAS SUNK AN INCLINED SHAFT TO DETERMINE NATURE OF DEPOSIT.
Comment (Deposit): LENSES IN ZONE OF TUFF AND LIMESTONE. THE ZONES LIE BETWEEN BASALT FLOWS. THE ZONE OF ORE CONTINUES IRREGULARLY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT, IN A RED LIMY ZONE BETWEEN PILLOW BASALT AND BASALTIC TUFF.
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