Hello, i also (along with my freind Nicholas C above), We have been researching the mines in the shirt creek valley area for the past couple days and hope to possiby undergo a expedition to these sites, blue bird and mabee mines, I came across a book my dad hab published in 1977 called "St. Helens and Washougal mining districts of the southern Cascades of Washington" has anyone here heard of it? It has very detailed maps and descriptions of the mines around the area. I am also interested in the copper creek mines and the site of Copper city that burned, is it near the "Copper creek gold area" as labled on google earth?