Return trip to the second part of the Apex Mines. This trip covered the upper tram terminal, former bunk house, and mill site. Including Adit #4.
The Apex mine of the Money Creek Mining District lies in a glacial cirque at an elevation of 3800 feet.
The Apex deposit was discovered during 1892 by John Maloney, an engineer for the Great Northern Railway. It was one of the first discoveries in the district.Initially, the mill used water-washed tables to concentrate ore, but a 75-ton flotation unit was added in 1938. Government funds made it possible to complete a mine-to-market road in 1940, replacing the light rail line on Money Creek.
Source WA DNR Report 2001-2
Fritz E Wolff, Donald McKay Jr. David Norman
From its discovery in 1889 until closure in 1941 under War Production Board order L-208, the mine produced about $300,000 at historic metal prices.
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