Mineral is a small town in Lewis County, Washington just off State Route 7 near the Pierce/Lewis county line. Mineral originally began as a logging camp, then became a full-fledged town. Mineral has an event center, a post office, two churches, one general store, one tavern, a cafe, a log lodge a resort with fishing docks and boat/pontoon rentals and two bed and breakfast facilities. Mineral is the location from which the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad now operates.