|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||48° 6' 23'' North , 118° 7' 21'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||48.10639,-118.12250|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Rocky Mountains, North America|
|Köppen climate type:||Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate|
N 1/2 section 14, T30N-R37E
A Fe,Cu,W,Sn,Ti,Mn,Mo mine
This mine is located on the western slope of Adams Mountain.
It worked a contact metamorphic deposit in Metaline Formation limestone that ranges from a few inches to possibly 40' wide and 3,000' long.
Developments include 5 shallow prospect shafts, 2 short adits and several open cuts
Several tons of ore were produced and smelted prior to 1956.
*Huntting, M. (1956): Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1
*Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.48,72,75
*Lasmanis, R. Et Al (1990): Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
28 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Phanerozoic - Precambrian|
0 - 4000 Ma
|Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks|
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
443.8 - 485.4 Ma
|Upper Paleozoic rocks, undivided|
Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Colville Quartzite; Covada Group
Description: Mostly graywacke, interbedded quartzite and phyllite, greenstone and serpentine, and black shale with minor limestone. Some quartz-mica schist in Bald Knob area of Ferry County. Schist, gneiss, and amphibolite in other parts of Ferry County. Some rocks of lower Paleozoic age, possibly Precambrian, and Mesozoic may be included.
Comments: Stoffel and others, 1991, report that while the term "Mission argillite" was once widely used, it has since been abandoned. Outcrops in the northern half of Ferry County make up part of the Tenas Mary Creek and Kettle metamorphic core complexes (see also WAPZl).
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
|Cambrian - Ordovician|