Mining History

Finch Quarry
Finch Quarry

A series of Adobe Acrobat files telling the story of Mining in Stevens County Washington is now available on this site:

  • Mining Part I – Tells the story of the rocks that make up the county and the kinds of mines found in them
  • Mining Part II – Talks about early mines and miners up till 1883
  • Mining Part III – Takes a look at the flurry of important mines discovered around 1883
  • Mining Part IV – Finishes the story with a look at some current mines

Some of these are files up to 8 megabytes.  They may take awhile to load.