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Damon and Pythias Mine (Damon Mine; Pythias Mine), Money Creek, King Co., Washington, USAi
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Damon and Pythias Mine (Damon Mine; Pythias Mine)Mine
Money CreekCreek
King Co.County
WashingtonState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 41' 54'' North , 121° 31' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Baring220 (2011)8.8km
Skykomish207 (2017)12.5km
Index194 (2017)13.8km
May Creek818 (2011)20.3km
Gold Bar2,112 (2017)21.8km


Sec. 33, T26, R10E, __M.

The Damon & Pythias Mine is at the headwaters of Money Creek, adjoning the Apex property. It was discovered in the late 1890s and worked until the 1940s. Smaller-scale prospecting work was done in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The mine has a total of about 3,000 ft of workings, with 2 main veins, the Damon and the Priestly. Primary ore minerals were Arsenopyrite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, and Galena in a quartz vein. The metals taken from this ore were gold, silver, and lead.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.51
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Huntting, M. (1956): Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.51
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; Derkey, Joseph, Lasmanis
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: `Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metalic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990
Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Habit: Platy tablets to few mm
Colour: grey
Fluorescence: none
Description: The only platy grey metallic occuring here
Reference: Bart Cannon RWMW specimen
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: `Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metalic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.51
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: ```Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metalic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975; Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Terminated prisms to a few cm
Colour: white to colorless
Fluorescence: none
Description: Gangue mineral
Reference: Huntting, M. (1956): Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.51; Lasmanis, R. Et Al (1990): Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Habit: massive to small crystals
Colour: dark brown
Reference: Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975; Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Habit: acicular prisms to a few cm
Colour: grey
Fluorescence: none
Description: Impossble to visually distiguish from Zinkenite needles
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Reference: Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Habit: acicular prisms to a few cm
Colour: grey
Fluorescence: none
Description: Impossible to visually distinguish from Stibnite
Reference: Bart Cannon, RWMW specimen

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Chalcostibite2.HA.05CuSbS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Zinkenite2.JB.35aPb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
ø = 2
Chalcostibite3.7.5.1CuSbS2
1 < ø < 2
Zinkenite3.8.1.1Pb9Sb22S42
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
S ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
S StibniteSb2S3
S ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Cu ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Sb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
PbLead
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Huntting, M. (1956): Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Volume 1.
Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington: 50.
Lasmanis, R., et al (1990): Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report.
Northwest Underground Explorations (1997)- Discovering Washington's Historic Mines, Volume 1: The West Central Cascade Mountains: 161.

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