Elk-Mica Silica Depoist

The Elk-Mica Silica Depoist is a mica mine located in Spokane county, Washington at an elevation of 16 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: Elk-Mica Silica Depoist  

State:  Washington

County:  Spokane

Elevation: 16 Feet (5 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mica

Lat, Long: 48.0089, -117.14390

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Elk-Mica Silica Depoist MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elk-Mica Silica Depoist


Primary: Mica
Tertiary: Silica


State: Washington
County: Spokane

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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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
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General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES FILES (WFOC).

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