The Helen Mine is a manganese mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 1,936 feet.
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Name: Helen Mine
Elevation: 1,936 Feet (590 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.08333, -123.99750
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Helen Mine MRDS details
Primary: Helen Mine
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Olympic National Forest
Owner Name: Mel Lewis And K. E. Hopper, Seatle, Wash.
Years: 1953 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Olympic Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Volcanogenic Mn, Olympic Peninsula
Description: North Wall Of Limestone Is In Fault Contact With Basalt
Analytical Data: ASSAYS: 26.38-40.74% MN, 6.62-19.47% FE, 9.07-32.40% SIO2
Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.8 MI NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 101.
Comment (Production): 10 TON SHIPMENT IN 1952 (NO DATA). SOME PRODUCTION IN 1954.
Comment (Deposit): 2 BEMENTITE ORE BODIES: 30 FT LONG, 6 FT WIDE; 23 FT LONG, 6 FT WIDE. MINERALIZED ROCK NEAR CONTACT OF BASALT AND LIMONITE. RED ARGILLAREOUS LIMESTONE SURROUNDED BY BASALT. WITHIN THE LIMESTONE ARE BOULDER LIKE MASSES OF BROWN TO BLACK MANGANIFEROUS MINERALS ASSOCIATED WITH NODULES OF FERRUGINOUS QUARTZ.
Comment (Workings): 3 TRENCHES
Reference (Deposit): MAGILL, E.A., 1960, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF THE OPYMPIC PENINSULA, WASH.: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 5530, P. 35.
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, V. 1, P. 255.
Reference (Deposit): PURDY, C.P., JR., 1954, DIRECTORY OF WASHINGTON MINING OPERATIONS, 1954: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY INFORMATION CIRCULAR 23, P. 33.
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