Site Visited 2011/2012

Loaded ore cart

Ore cart and ore chute

Track to #4 adit

 Mine drill and set up

Air receiver tank

Raise to @2 adit

The Apex No. 3  Mine is located in the Money Creek Mining District of King County WA.


The #3 adit is located at an elevation of 3800 feet and consists of 500 feet of underground workings including a raise to the #2 adit and winze to the #4 adit. 


A 1600-foot wood stave flume, 22 inches in diameter carried water from Lake Elizabeth to a Pelton wheel for electrical power generation.  A rock house, snow shed and bunk house for 30 men was constructed at the upper tram terminal.  Another higher camp was located  on the west shore of a small lake in the basin below adits #2 and #3.


In 1936, W.J. Priestly, manager of the property from 1915 to 1943, conducted a comprehensive sampling of the vein material exposed in adits 2, 3, 4.  Ninety-one samples averaged 1.2 ounces of gold per ton and 7 ounces of silver per ton.


Apex No. 3 Mine