Half way to the Silver Creek Mine
Silver Creek Mine, WA 1935 - 1955 

Site visit 2012

The Silver Creek Mine is located in the Cle Elum Mining District of Kittitas County.

The Silver Creek was owned or operated by the Silver Creek Mining Company from the early to mid 1930's and Cle Elum River Mining Company in the 1950's. In 1951, Phil Denny held many of the claims.

The mine primarily produced silver and gold, historical assays showing about $12.00 a ton. The deposit was a quartz vein 15 to 20 feet wide.

The mine originally consisted of five adits and one shaft.  Today all but one of the adits have collapsed or have been intentionally collapsed.  The one remaining adit was gated sometime in the last six years.  This remaining adit had contained the winze/shaft.

Source:  Inventory of Washington Minerals, Volume II Metallic Minerals, Bulletin No. 37, Marshall T. Huntting, 1956

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Air Compressor at the power house.

An Important Reminder:  We strongly recommend you stay out of abandoned mines altogether unless accompanied by a guide familiar with the mine, safety and its structural condition.  

Ore flume.

Tailings of upper adits.

Engine near the mill site.

Curtis of St. Louis air compressor.
Tailings of lower adit.

Looking down on the power house. 

Looking into the upper adit. 

The upper adit now gated.

Approaching the upper adit.
Ore flume

Collapsed lower adit.

Collapsed mill

Mill site.
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