The Anacortes Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,200 feet.
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Name: Anacortes Mine
Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.77556, -120.82472
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Anacortes Mine MRDS details
Primary: Anacortes Mine
Secondary: Claims: Anacortes
Secondary: Tip Top
Secondary: Gold Coin
Secondary: Silver Coin
Secondary: San Jose
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Pasayten Wilderness Area In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: John Cannon, Jack White, And Walter Bortz
Years: 1955 -
Owner Name: Anacortes Gold Mining Co.
Years: 1939 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1875
Year Last Production: 1937
Discovery Year: 1892
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: Jur-Cret Fold And Thrust Belt Intruded By Cret-Tert Magmatic Arc Plutons
Description: Local Folding Of Strata, Shear Zones
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Analytical Data: MAXIMUM VALUES ARE 0.78 OZ/TON AU, 1.4 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: ASSAYS AVERAGE $18-20 AU, AG/TON. VALUES REPORTEDLY RANGED $8-300/TON. IN 1895, 10 LB OF ORE YIELDED 3.8 OZ AU.ASSAYS: 0.34 OZ/TON AU, 0.56 OZ/TON AG. SEVERAL ANALYSES IN STAATZ AND OTHERS
Comment (Deposit): 2 PARALLEL QUARTZ VEINS IN QUARTZ CEMEMTED BRECCIA ZONE. PYRITE IS DISSEMINATED IN THE VEINS AND GALENA AND SPHALERITE FORM HAIRLIKE STRINGERS
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS
Comment (Geology): VIRGINIA RIDGE FORMATION WAS DEPOSITED IN A FAN-DELTA SYSTEM
Comment (Development): 5 STAMP MILL INSTALLED IN 1936
Comment (Commodity): STAATZ AND OTHERS REPORTED SEEING ONLY PYRITE IN VEINS
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. NEAR HEADWATERS OF CASCADE CREEK, A TRIBUTARY TO NORTH FORK OF CANYON CREEK, IN HELLS BASIN.
Comment (Production): PROBABLY PRODUCED BETWEEN 1936 AND 1943
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, V. 1, P. 175.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W. S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 101.
Reference (Deposit): LANDES, HENRY, THYNG, W.S., LYON, D.A., AND ROBERTS, MILNOR, 1902, THE METALLIFEROUS RESOURCES OF WASHINGTON EXCEPT IRON: WASHINGTON GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1901, V. 1, PT. 2, P. 87.
Reference (Deposit): DERKEY, R.E., JOSEPH, N.L., AND LASMANIS, RAYMOND, 1990, METAL MINES OF WASHINGTON - PRELIMINARY REPORT: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES OPEN-FILE REPORT 90-18, P. 541.
Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., WEIS, P.L., TABOR, R.W., ROBERTSON, J.F., VAN NOY, R.M., PATTEE, E.C., AND HOLT, D.C., 1971, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE PASAYTEN WILDERNESS AREA, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1325, P. 160-167.
Reference (Deposit): STOFFEL, K.L., AND MCGRODER, M.F., 1990, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE ROBINSON MTN. 1:100,000 QUADRANGLE, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES OPEN-FILE REPORT 90-5, SCALE 1:100,000.
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