The Blonden Mine is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,701 feet.
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Name: Blonden Mine
Elevation: 4,701 Feet (1,433 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.94056, -121.64306
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Blonden Mine MRDS details
Primary: Blonden Mine
Secondary: Goat Mountain Mine
Secondary: Evergreen Group
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Wilderness
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker Wilderness In Mount Baker National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1903
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: Host Rocks Are Sheared And Contorted
Analytical Data: QUARTZ VEIN ASSAYED 0.01 OZ/TON AU, 0.18 OZ/TON AG. OLD ASSAYS SHOW AS MUCH AS $1,000/TON AU FROM VEINS.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON NORTH SLOPE OF GOAT MOUNTAIN
Comment (Production): GOLD WAS FREE MILLED
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS IN QUARTZ VEINS, 2-12 IN. THICK.
Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS, 300 FT APART. ONE ADIT IS 520 FT LONG, THE OTHER IS 120 FT LONG.
Comment (Geology): HOST ROCKS ARE BLUESCHISE FACIES METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Comment (Development): SOME PRODUCTION OCCURRED IN 1902 AND 1903. PORTABLE ONE-STAMP MILL WAS USED ON SITE. THE MINE IS NOW PART OF THE EVERGREEN GROUP OF CLAIMS.
Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO MRDS RECORD M700029
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, P. 176.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 79.
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. 543.
Reference (Deposit): TABOR, R.W., HAUGERUD, R.A., BOOTH, D.B., AND BROWN, E.B., 199X, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MOUNT BAKER 30 X 60 MINUTE QUADRANGLE, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 9X-XXX, SCALE 1:100,000 (IN PREPARATION IN 1993).
Reference (Production): MOEN, 1969
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