Gold Reef Mine

The Gold Reef Mine is a gold mine located in Stevens county, Washington at an elevation of 2,841 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: Gold Reef Mine  

State:  Washington

County:  Stevens

Elevation: 2,841 Feet (866 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.6303, -118.02530

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Mine Description

Location: SW1/4SE1/4 sec. 9, (36-38E), on top of hill, Kettle Falls dist.

Access: Road.

Property: 4 unpatented claims.

Owner: William Setzen and Ross Morehead, Colville, Wash. (1949). Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining & Concentrating Co. (1932). M. 1. Stellman and G. F. Grundy (1938).

Ore: Gold, silver, copper.

Deposit: Quartz vein said to avo 2 to 3 ft. wide and to be traceable for 800 ft. Vein is along contact between argillite and acidic dike.

Development: 750 ft. of adits and 165 ft. of shafts and inclines.

Improvements: Small homemade mill.

Assays: 24 tons shipped to smelter assayed 0.542 oz. Au, 0.834 oz. Ag.

Production: $100,000 reported prior to 1935. 1939 (24 tons). 2 or 3 carloads in 1946 and 1947.

Source: Gold in Washington, Bulletin No. 42, 1955. State of Washington Division of Mines and Geology.

Gold Reef Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Reef Mine
Secondary: Benvenue
Secondary: Golden Reef


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


State: Washington
County: Stevens

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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


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


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Reference (Deposit): BULLETIN 37,PART 2,VOLUME I,P 169,170;