Germania

Prospect in Skamania county in Washington, United States with commodities Copper, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10277595
MRDS ID M700170
MAS/MILS ID 0530590084
Record type Site
Current site name Germania

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -122.08449, 46.35591 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Washington Skamania

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Willamette 010 N 006 E 08, 17 SW, NE Washington

Comments on the location information

  • NOTE: SITE IS WITHIN THE BLOWDOWN ZONE OF THE MAY 18, 1980 ERUPTION OF MOUNT ST. HELENS.
  • NEAR EDGE OF BLAST ZONE FROM 1980 ERUPTION OF MOUNT ST. HELENS. ADJOINING POLAR STAR PROPERTY ON THE EAST AND EXTENDING TO NEAR TOP OF GOAT MOUNTAIN. PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 11 PATENTED CLAIMS.
  • LOCATION MAP AVAILABLE, MOEN, (1977)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Tertiary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 78
USGS model code 20c
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu-Au
Mark3 model number 34

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Rock unit name Spirit Lake Pluton, Main Phase
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -122.08449, 46.35591

Ore body information

  • General form Disseminated
    Length 1830M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year <1905

Mining district

District name Mount St. Helens District - Ryan Lake Area

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Patented

Land status

Ownership category National Monument

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Duval Corp.
    First year 1977

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 590M

Comments on the workings information

  • 2 ADITS ON GERMANIA NO. 2 LODE, ONE ADIT WAS DRIVEN 590 FT IN EARLY DAYS TO REACH THE DOWNWARD EXTENSION OF MINERALIZED ZONE, BUT IT WAS APPARENTLY NEVER INTERSECTED.

Comments on development

  • EXCEPT FOR CORE DRILLING BY DUVAL CORP. FORM 1970 TO 1976, NO WORK HAS BEEN DONE AT THE PROPERTY SINCE 1905. PROBABLY NO PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0530590084
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M700170 MAS references MRDS
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M700168

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, V. 1, P. 154.

  • Deposit

    Moen, W.S., 1977, St Helens and Washougal Mining Districts of the southern Cascades of Washington: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources INFO. CIRC. 60, P. 17, 25.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit BELT OF PYRITIZED GRANODIORITE, WHICH CAN BE TRACED FOR 6000 FT.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 24-JUN-94 Ridenour, James U.S. Bureau of Mines
Reporter 01-JUL-81 Caress, Mary E. (Evarts, Russ) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-NOV-92 Peterson, Jocelyn A. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 20-MAY-09 Causey, J. Douglas U.S. Geological Survey