Mead Reduction Plant

The Mead Reduction Plant is a aluminum, contained or metal mine located in Spokane county, Washington at an elevation of 1,939 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Mead Reduction Plant  

State:  Washington

County:  Spokane

Elevation: 1,939 Feet (591 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Aluminum, Contained or Metal

Lat, Long: 47.755, -117.37720

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Mead Reduction Plant MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mead Reduction Plant
Secondary: Mead Reduction Plant, Kaiser Alum.
Secondary: Kaiser Mead
Secondary: Mead Works


Commodity

Primary: Aluminum, Contained or Metal


Location

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.


Holdings

Type: Fee Ownership


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Kaiser Aluminum And Chemical Corp.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1986


Production

Year: 1984
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 149000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1983
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 102000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1982
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 112000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1981
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 209000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1980
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 192000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1979
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 201000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1978
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 193000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1977
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 156000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1976
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 173000 Tonnes Aluminum
Year: 1975
Description: Aluminum Molten And Ingot Metal 149000 Tonnes Aluminum


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Processing Plant
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1942
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Economic Factors): 5-YR POWER CONTRACT WITH BPA TO SUPPLY 80&% OF REGIONAL NEED AT 2.26CENTS/KWH. A SECOND CONTRACT WITH WASHINGTON WATER POWER TO SUPPLY 50MW AT 22.7MILLS/KWH SIGNED IN 12/95.

Comment (Deposit): CERCLA (SUPERFUND) SITE LISTED ON NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST (NPL), OCT. 14, 1992. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS INCLUDE CYANIDE FROM SPENT POTLINERS. CONFIRMED DRINKING WATER, GROUNDWATER, AND SOIL CONTAMINATION: CONVENTIONAL INORGANIC CONTAMINATS. SUSPECTED SURFACE WATER CONTAMINATION. STATUS: REMEDIAL ACTION IN PROGRESS.


References

Reference (Deposit): AUSTRALIAN MINER. ECON. PTY. LTD., SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1981,

Reference (Deposit): SERVICE IND. INC., PORTLAND, OR, 1985, 13 PP.

Reference (Deposit): BUMINES IC 8917, 1982, 31 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ABILITY-MARKET ECONOMY AVAILABILITY PROGRAM APPRAISAL.

Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, G.R., AND S.J. ARBELBIDE. ALUMINUM AVAIL-

Reference (Deposit): 1983, BPA RATE HEARING. 1983, 162 PP.

Reference (Deposit): WILCOX, B. DSI RATE PROBLEMS--A DISCUSSION PAPER. DIRECT

Reference (Deposit): TIMES FOR THE ALUMINUM INDUSTRY. V.8, NO.2, MAR 1985,PP.1,14

Reference (Deposit): WASHINGTON STATE ENERGY OFFICE NEWSLETTER. TROUBLED

Reference (Deposit): EXTON, PA, MAY 1985 46 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ARRANGEMENTS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. PREPARED FOR BPA,

Reference (Deposit): RESOURCE STRATEGIES INC. ALUMINA COSTS AND SUPPLY

Reference (Deposit): EXTON, PA, NOV. 1984, 125 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ALUMINUM INDUSTRY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. PREPARED FOR BPA

Reference (Deposit): RESOURCE STRATEGIES INC. ELECTRIC POWER RATES FOR THE

Reference (Deposit): AVAILABILITY SYSTEM APPRAISAL. BUMINES IC 8861, 1981, 23 PP.

Reference (Deposit): R.J. FANTEL. ALUMINA AVAILABILITY-DOMESTIC, A MINERALS

Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, G.R., R.L. DAVIDOFF, D.I. BLEIWAS, AND

Reference (Deposit): SMELTER. 1984, 83 PP.

Reference (Deposit): VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT. THE PORTLAND ALUMINUM

Reference (Deposit): WILSON (TACOMA REDUCTION PLANT). JUNE-AUG. 1985

Reference (Deposit): V. II, APPENDIX, 314 PP. JAN. 1984.

Reference (Deposit): PRODUCTION COST SURVEY 1980-1982; V. I. SUMMARY, 119 PP;

Reference (Deposit): BROOK HUNT & ASSOCIATES LTD. (LONDON). ALUMINUM

Reference (Deposit): ENERGY(IA-4-2-5, JUNE 1985, 4 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ANNOUNCES ITS CONCLUSIONS ON THE DSI OPTIONS STUDY. BPA/DEP

Reference (Deposit): SPOKESMAN REVIEW, SPOKANE, WA, V. 103, NO. 109, AUG. 21,1985

Reference (Deposit): CALDWELL, BERT. KAISER POTLINE CUT AFFECTS 125. THE

Reference (Deposit): WA STATE DEP. ECOLOGY, 1984, 26 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ASSESSING CYANIDE CONTAMINATION FROM AN ALUMINUM SMELTER.

Reference (Deposit): BURKHALTER, R.A., T.J. MIX, M.F. MCCALL, AND D.O.PROVOST

Reference (Deposit): TESTIMONY, AND EXHIBITS OF NORTHWEST UTILITIES AT MAY 23,

Reference (Deposit): MCCULLOUGH, R.F. PRICE RESPONSIVENESS AND DSI ECONOMICS,

Reference (Deposit): AND II. BUMINES 1984, 212 PP.

Reference (Deposit): COSTS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. PREPARED FOR BPA, JULY 1984,

Reference (Deposit): JOHN MOBERLY ASSOCIATES. PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION

Reference (Deposit): MAR. 1985, 79 PP.

Reference (Deposit): GAGLIARDI, D. WORLD ALUMINUM OUTLOOK. CHASE ECONOMETRICS

Reference (Deposit): MCCAWLEY, F.X. PRIMARY ALUMINUM PLANTS WORLDWIDE, PT. I

Reference (Deposit): CREASES TO 1991. DEP. COMMERCE, 1979, 85 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ALUMINUM INDUSTRY: THE IMPACT OF ANTICIPATED POWER RATE IN-

Reference (Deposit): KRISTIANSEN, C., AND J. CORREIA. THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Reference (Deposit): FOR ALUMINUM PRODUCTION PLANT. ALUMAX PACIFIC CORP,

Reference (Deposit): COST POWER. 1985, 394 PP.

Reference (Deposit): PRICING, TARIFF ESCALATION, AND THE FUTURE SUPPLY OF LOW

Reference (Deposit): ANTS INC. (NEW YORK). POWER COSTS AT ALUMINUM SMELTERS;

Reference (Deposit): COMMODITIES RESEARCH UNIT LTD. (LONDON) AND CRU CONSULT-

Reference (Deposit): UMATILLA, OR, 1982, 87 PP.

Reference (Deposit): SRU CONSULTANTS INC. (NEW YORK). THE COMPETITIVE

Reference (Deposit): ANTS INC., 1984.

Reference (Deposit): MENT. COMMODITIES RES. UNIT LTD., LONDON, AND CRU CONSULT-

Reference (Deposit): ING; PRICING, INVESTMENT, AND THE CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRON-

Reference (Deposit): TION WITH SONNIE PUTNAM (MEAD REDUCTION PLANT) AND FREDDIE

Reference (Deposit): UNITED STEELWORKDS OF AMERICA AFL-CIO. PRIVATE COMMUNICA

Reference (Production): WASHINGTON STATE DEPT. OF ECOLOGY. CONFIRMED AND SUSPECTED

Reference (Deposit): BPA/DEP ENERGY BP-423. ISSUE ALERT/A SUMMING UP: BPA

Reference (Deposit): 1985, 376 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ISTRATOR'S DECISION. BPA/DEP ENERGY WP-85-A-02, MAY

Reference (Deposit): BPA/DEP ENERGY BP-423. 1985 FINAL RATE PROPOSAL-ADMIN-

Reference (Deposit): BPA/DEP ENERGY BP-423, APR. 1985, 39 PP.

Reference (Deposit): 1973/74 E/MJ INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF MINING. P.155

Reference (Deposit): DIRECTORY OF WASH. MANUFACT.1974 (FAIR)

Reference (Deposit): ANNUAL CAP-186,842 TONNES TEL 509-483-8561 EMPL 1,257

Reference (Deposit): PO BOX 6217 SPOKANE MKT: NATIONAL, EXPORT PRIMARY ALUMINU

Reference (Production): CONTAMINATED SITES REPORT, OCT. 13, 1993.

Reference (Deposit): JOHN MOBERLY ASSOCIATES. PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION COSTS

Reference (Deposit): GOVETT, M.H., AND J. LARSEN. THE WORLD ALUMINUM INDUSTRY

Reference (Deposit): 387 PP.

Reference (Deposit): FULKERSON, F.B. TRENDS AND OUTLOOK IN THE PACIFIC NORTH-

Reference (Deposit): POSITION OF THE NORTHWEST ALUMINUM INDUSTRY. OCT. 1984,19PP.

Reference (Deposit): WEST LOADS AGAINST FOREIGN INROADS. PORTLAND GENERAL

Reference (Deposit): POSITION PAPER-A PROPOSED ALUMINUM TARIFF-MAINTAINING NORTH-

Reference (Deposit): MCCULLOUGH, R.F., R.G. HAGER III, AND E.R. JOHNSON.

Reference (Deposit): ELECTRIC CO., 1984, 35 PP.

Reference (Deposit): CONKLIN, H.L., WATER REQUIREMENTS OF THE ALUMINUM

Reference (Deposit): FOR BPA, EXTON, PA, MAY 1985, 34 PP.

Reference (Deposit): AND SMELTER MODERNIZTION IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. PREPARED

Reference (Deposit): RESOURCE STRATEGIES INC. ENERGY CONSERVATION POTENTIAL

Reference (Deposit): METALS DIV., NOV. 1984, 71 PP.

Reference (Deposit): CH2M HILL. AIR CONTAMINAT DISCHRAGE PERMIT APPLICATION

Reference (Deposit): PP. 1,7.

Reference (Deposit): SECTOR, OFFICE OF MET., MINER. AND COMMODITIES, NONFERROUS

Reference (Deposit): INDUSTRY. INT. TRADE ADMIN./TRADE DEVELOPEMENT BASIC IND.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. ENERGY AND THE ALUMINUM

Reference (Deposit): WEST ALUMINUM INDUSTRY. BUMINES IC 8046, 1962, 42 PP.

Reference (Deposit): 58 PP.

Reference (Deposit): NONFERROUS METALS, DEC. 1984.

Reference (Deposit): PART 1-DETAIL, 187 PP; PART II SUMMARY, 19 PP. BUMINES DIV.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES. PRIMARY ALUMINUM PLANTS WORLD WIDE

Reference (Deposit): CRU CONSULTANTS INC. (NEW YORK). PRIMARY ALUMINUM SMELT-

Reference (Deposit): 137 PP.

Reference (Deposit): INDUSTRY. U.S. GEOL. SURV. WATER-SUPPLY PAPER 1330-C, 1956,