Cabin site

Pelton Wheel

Mill Site

Jaw Crusher- Mill Site

Rod Mill

Site Visited 2015

Black Smith Forge

Mineral Creek Mines

Ore cart chassis 

The Mineral Creek claims are located in the South Cle Elum Mining District of Kittitas County WA.


Most of the development work was done between 1917-1926 by the Mineral Creek Copper Company.  The rod mill site dates to about 1920 and processed 25 tons of ore a day. This site is also known as the Durrwachter Property, Charles and Ernest Durrwachter began mining operations here prior to 1920.


There were two main adits at this site, now mostly flooded.  The primary ore sought here was copper bearing.