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Wells Fargo Mine, Huckleberry Mountain, Deer Trail & Cedar Canyon Districts, Huckleberry Range, Stevens Co., Washington, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 8' 55'' North , 117° 58' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.14861,-117.96778
Köppen climate type:Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate

A former Sb-Ag-Au-Pb-Zn mine located in the NW¼NE¼ sec. 36, T__, R__, __M, on the E slope of Huckleberry Mountain. Operated in 1937.

Mineralization is a a 3 to 5 foot thick quartz vein hosted in argillite and dolomite.

Workings include 2 crosscut adits and a shaft.

It produced ore in 1937.

Mineral List

10 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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Early Cambrian - Mesoproterozoic
513 - 1600 Ma

ID: 2945791
Precambrian rocks, undivided

Age: Mesoproterozoic to Cambrian (513 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Striped Peak Formation; Wallace Formation; Ravalli Group; Prichard Formation; Edna Dolomite; McHale Shale; Togo Formation; Buffalo Hump Formation; No Name Argillite; Skookum Formation; Bead Lake Formation; Huckleberry Formation; Monk Formation; Three Sisters Formation; Maitlen Phyllite

Description: Predominantly phyllite with some schist, limestone, dolomite, quartzite, and volcanic rocks; northeastern Pend Oreille County. Mainly quartzite sandstone in upper part, dark-gray argillite with sandstone and limestone in middle part, and sandstone with argillite in lower part; southeastern Pend Oreille County. Banded slate with quartzite and dolomite; southwestern Stevens County. Quartzite, siliceous argillite, and argilliceous quartzite grading into argillite and quartz-mica schists form south ot north; southeastern Stevens County. Quartzite, argillite, quartz-feldspar gneiss, and other metamorphic rocks in northeastern Whitman and southeastern Spokane Counties are partly if not all extenstions of the Belt strata.

Comments: Belt Supergroup (Striped Peak Formation, Wallace Formation, Ravalli Group, Prichard Formation); Deer Trail Group (Edna Dolomite, McHale Shale, Togo Formation, Buffalo Hump Fomation); Priest River Group; No Name Argillite; Skookum Formation; Bead Lake Formation; Windermere Supergroup (in small part: mostly mapped as units WAPCc (Huckleberry Formation), WAPCv (Huckleberry Foramation), and WAPCph (Monk Formation and Three Sisters Formation)); Maitlen Phyllite (in part)

Lithology: Major:{argillite,siltstone}, Minor:{quartzite,dolostone,phyllite}, Incidental:{limestone, gneiss, schist, sandstone}

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]

1000 - 1600 Ma

ID: 1396053
Togo Formation, Deer Trail Group

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Quartzite, low grade

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]

1000 - 1600 Ma

ID: 2121374
Wabash Detroit Formation

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Major:: {dolomite, argillite, carbonate-bearing siltite}; Minor:: {greenstone}

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]

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Huntting, M. (1956), Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1.
Cannon, B. (1975), Minerals of Washington.
Derkey, R. N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis (1990), Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report.

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