The Wayside is a copper mine located in Snohomish county, Washington at an elevation of 479 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.

Mine Info

Name: Wayside  

State:  Washington

County:  Snohomish

Elevation: 479 Feet (146 Meters)

Commodity: Copper

Lat, Long: 48.0956, -121.93440

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Wayside MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wayside


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Vanadium
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


State: Washington
County: Snohomish
District: Index District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


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Owner Name: Wayside Copper Co.
Years: 1955 -

Owner Name: F. G. Deshane
Home Office: Washington
Years: 1943 - 1955

Owner Name: Vanguard Metals, Inc.
Years: 1936 - 1939

Owner Name: American Copper Co.
Years: 1924 -

Owner Name: Wayside Mining Co.
Years: 1905 -


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Puget Trough

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): BULL 37 METALLIC MINERALS P 91

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