The Yellow Banks Placer is a gold mine located in Clallam county, Washington.
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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: Yellow Banks Placer
Lat, Long: 48.09444, -124.68611
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Yellow Banks Placer MRDS details
Primary: Yellow Banks Placer
Tertiary: Titanium, Metal
District: Cape Flattery Area
Land ownership: National Park
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: D. J. Wright
Years: 1917 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Beach Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1900
Year Last Production: 1939
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Detail: Pacific Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Form: STRATABOUND BLANKET
Name: Sand and Gravel
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Production): SMALL PRODUCTION OF GOLD IN EARLY 1900'S AND IN 1939. REPORTEDLY SMALL BYPRODUCT PGE PRODUCTION, BUT THIS HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED
Comment (Development): MINING WAS DONE WITH A MODIFIED ROCKER.
Comment (Deposit): BEACH DEPOSIT OF GOLD AND PLATINUM CONCENTRATED ON SURFACE OF WAVE-CUT TERRACE IN PLEISTOCENE DRIFT.
Comment (Location): IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK. LOCATION GIVEN IS MOUTH OF CREEK THAT ENTERS YELLOW BANKS AREA OF BEACH
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1955, GOLD IN WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 42, P. 117.
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., 1929, PLATINUM AND BLACK SAND IN WASHINGTON, IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 805, P. 2-5.
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