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F&L Ella and Broken Shovel

The F&L Ella and Broken Shovel is a mine located in Clallam county, Washington at an elevation of 4,350 feet.

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: F&L Ella and Broken Shovel  

State:  Washington

County:  Clallam

Elevation: 4,350 Feet (1,326 Meters)


Lat, Long: 47.9811, -123.48330

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F&L Ella and Broken Shovel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: F&L Ella and Broken Shovel
Secondary: F & L Deposit
Secondary: Ella - 0530090338
Secondary: Broken Shovel - 0530090339
Secondary: Idaho
Secondary: Olympic Peninsula Mn - 0530310200


Tertiary: Manganese


State: Washington
County: Clallam

Land Status

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.


Type: Located Claim


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Owner Name: James C Loomis And Russell Smith
Home Office: Washington
Info Year: 1974


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1958
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Olympic Mountains

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Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 5530, 1959, P. 51.

Reference (Deposit): P. 254.

Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 37, 1956, PART II, VOL. 1,

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