The Gold Reef Mine is a gold mine located in Stevens county, Washington at an elevation of 2,841 feet.
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Elevation: 2,841 Feet (866 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 48.6303, -118.02530
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Location: SW1/4SE1/4 sec. 9, (36-38E), on top of hill, Kettle Falls dist.
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 NamePrimary: Gold Reef Mine
Secondary: Golden Reef
Land StatusLand ownership: Private
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: BULLETIN 37,PART 2,VOLUME I,P 169,170;