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Black Jack Prospect

The Black Jack Prospect is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,551 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Black Jack Prospect  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 5,551 Feet (1,692 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.75917, -120.71750

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Black Jack Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Jack Prospect
Secondary: New Light Group


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Slate Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic veins


Orebody

Form: VEIN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Jur-Cret Fold And Thrust Belt Intruded By Cret-Tert Magmatic Arc Plutons


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Iron
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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


References

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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