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Sierra Zinc Mine (Aladdin Mine; Blue Ridge Mine), Deep Creek, Aladdin, Colville District, Stevens Co., Washington, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 46' 28'' North , 117° 40' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.77444,-117.66833
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Ref: Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; Derkey, Joseph, Lasmanis, 1990

This mine is located on the west side of Deep Creek 4 miles north of Aladdin. It produced ore in 1909, 1924, 1925, 1941-1944, and 1950-1952. The geology is intesly folded quartzite, schist, and calcitic marble similer to the Reeves Limestone meber of the Maitlen Phyllite and possibly of Precambrian age.

Mineral List

7 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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0 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 2090687
Glacial and alluvial deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: continental glacial till, glacial flood deposits, modern alluvium

Lithology: Sand, gravel

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. [25]

0.0117 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 1417074
continental glacial drift, Fraser-age; mostly Vashon Stade in western WA; unnamed in eastern WA

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sand,gravel

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]

0.0117 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 2987252
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

Description: Glacial and glaciofluvial sand, gravel, and till; includes alpine glacier outwash and till as well as some Recent alluvium.

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.

Lithology: Major:{sand,gravel}, Incidental:{unconsolidated}

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]

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