Entrance to the No. 3 adit.
White Cat Mine Part 2, WA 1929 - 1956 

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The No. 3 upper adit of the White Cat Mine is located in the Cle Elum Mining District of Kittitas County at an elevation of 3880. The mine has been known by a few different names over the years.  According to historical records the White Cat mine was originally known as the Camp Creek mine (1938).

The White Cat was owned or operated by the Camp Creek Mining Company from 1929-1940 and Bob Canson Mining Company in 1938. In 1951, Phil Denny operated the mine.

The mine primarily produced silver with some gold, historical assays showing about 2.63 oz. of silver per ton with small amounts of copper, lead, and zinc.   The White Cat shipped 14 metric tons of silver-gold ore between 1929 and 1956. Ore was shipped to Ronald where it went by rail to the Tacoma Smelter.

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

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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.  

Looking back at adit 3 entrance.



Track and air pipe.

Looking back at the entrance and the high stoping.

Tramway cable

Seasonal feeder creek route up to No 3 adit. 
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Kittitas County Mines


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