|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||48° 55' 9'' North , 117° 35' 28'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||48.91917,-117.59111|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Rocky Mountains, North America|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
The site has undergone some clean up and piles of debris and mining equipment have been placed in various piles, Most of the iron has been removed. Still some cleanup should be done, as this is a wet land area and lead was milled at this site. It has an evaporation pond on site, and water content is unknown. Cattle are grazing on the land near-by. Swallows and various other meadow-land water fowl have made the remaining concrete structures their homes. all tunnels are flooded and no access to mine is possible without it's removal. Also an open pit area is flooded no signs of life in it, other than geen algae.
6 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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Glacial and alluvial deposits|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Reference: Zientek, M.L., P.D. Derkey, R.J. Miller, J.D. Causet et al. Spatial Databases for the Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1235 Version 1.0. 
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma
|continental glacial drift, Fraser-age; mostly Vashon Stade in western WA; unnamed in eastern WA|
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma
|Glacial drift, undivided|
Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Nespelem Silt; Salmon Springs Drift: Wingate Hills Drift; Hayden Creek Drift; Vashon Drift; Sumas Drift
Comments: Nespelem silt (in part); Salmon Springs Stade: Wingate Hills Drift, Hayden Creek Drift; Vashon Drift (in part); Sumas Drift; Primarily located in northeast Washington with some deposits along the Skagit River and near Eatonville. The Hayden Creek and Wingate Hill Drifts are alpine glacial deposits. The drift in northeast Washington was deposited by the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in Late and pre-Late Wisconsin (Stoffel and others, 1991). Most deposits are gravel to fine-grained sand. Finer-grained material (silt and clay) is incidental.
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. 
485.4 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)
Lithology: 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.