Mammoth Lead Mine
Metaline Falls, Washington
The Mammoth Lead Mine is near Metaline Falls, Washington. Historically the site has been associated with the Metaline Mining District which is now part of the Colville National Forest. The Mammoth Lead Mine is a underground mining operation. The ore mined is composed of sphalerite. The Northern Rocky Mountains physiographic province of the Rocky Mountain System characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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NOTE: ELEVATION FIGURE GIVEN IN REFERENCE DOES NOT AGREE WITH PUBLISHED LOCATION ON MAP.; 1:24000 QUADRANGLE MAP IS A 1967 EDITION.
NOTE: THE BOUNDARY DAM 7. 5-MIN. TOPO MAP SHOWS THE MORNING MINE IN THE SW/4 NE/4 SW/4 SECTION 15; HUNTTING (1956, P. 228) REPORTS THE MINE IN THE NW/4 SW/4 SECTION 15. THIS RECORD IS PLOTTED AS SHOWN ON THE TOPO MAP.
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Other deposits in the same region.
Grand View Mine
Pend Oreille Plant
Grand View Lead Occurrence
Pend Oreille Mine
Josephine Zinc Mine
Josephine Cadmium Occurrence
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** The mine central point is based on an average of the mine's bounding box(es) and does not necessarily fall on the claim itself.
1 World-class significance is determined by total endowment of the contained commodity. This includes all past production and remaining reserves. Each commodity is considered separately and commodities cannot be combined to arrive at a significant size. The tonnage thresholds are from the mine model grade-tonnage studies. As of June 2008, many entries were classified as significant under less strict rules.
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