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Apex #3

Project type

2011, 2012


Mine Site Visit

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.

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