The Black Jack Prospect is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,551 feet.
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Name: Black Jack Prospect
Elevation: 5,551 Feet (1,692 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.75917, -120.71750
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Black Jack Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Black Jack Prospect
Secondary: New Light Group
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: 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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON WEST BANK OF BONITA CREEK
Comment (Deposit): UNPATENTED CLAIM, WHICH IS PART OF THE NEW LIGHT GROUP. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): NARROW QUARTZ VEIN APPEARS TO BE SOUTHWESTERN EXTENSION OF VEIN ON BIRD CLAIM. PYRITE IS DISSEMINATED THROUGHOUT VEIN
Comment (Workings): SHORT CAVED ADIT. SIZE OF DUMP SUGGESTS AT LEAST 100 FT OF WORKINGS.
Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO MRDS RECORD M060158
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.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, P. 119.
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. 178.
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