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Read Mine (Read Iron Mine), Adams Mountain, Deer Trail District, Deer Trail & Cedar Canyon Districts, Huckleberry Range, Stevens Co., Washington, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 6' 23'' North , 118° 7' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.10639,-118.12250
GeoHash:G#: c2s18j9b4
Other regions containing this locality:Rocky Mountains, North America
Locality type:Mine
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 List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

28 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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

ID: 3187761
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Eoarchean to Quaternary (0 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone-carbonate-sandstone-conglomerate

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. [154]

443.8 - 485.4 Ma

ID: 2918833
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).

Lithology: Major:{graywacke,quartzite}, Minor:{gneiss,schist,arenite}, Incidental:{argillite, phyllite, limestone, conglomerate, metasedimentary, chert, greenstone, serpentinite}

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. [133]

Cambrian - Ordovician
485.4 Ma

ID: 1423240
Metaline Formation

Age: Furongian (485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Metaline Formation

Lithology: Metacarbonate

Reference: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources. Washington Interactive Geologic Map: 1:100,000 scale. Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources. [19]

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