The Boundary Red Mountain Mine is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,751 feet.
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Name: Boundary Red Mountain Mine
Elevation: 4,751 Feet (1,448 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.99528, -121.63028
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Boundary Red Mountain Mine MRDS details
Primary: Boundary Red Mountain Mine
Secondary: Red Mountain Mine
Secondary: Boundary Red
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Wilderness
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker Wilderness In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Tom Bourn, Kitsap Lake, Wash., And John Wiatrick, Chicago
Years: 1966 -
Owner Name: Boundary Red Mountain Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1912
Year Last Production: 1946
Discovery Year: 1898
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: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Analytical Data: MINE RUN ORE AVERAGED $15/TON AU. ORE SHOOT 520 FT LONG, 26 IN. WIDE HAD AVERAGE VALUE OF 1.13 OZ/TON AU. GOLD FINENESS 936-946
Comment (Commodity): SILVER IS PRESENT APPEARS TO BE ALLOYED WITH GOLD. GRAINS OF GOLD AS BIG AS 2 MM WERE PRESENT IN ORE SHOOTS.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON NORTH SLOP OF MT. LARRABEE. DISCREPENCIES IN LOCATIONS AMONG THE VARIOUS REFERENCES; DERKEY AND OTHERS LOCATION IS PRESUMED CORRECT
Comment (Production): IN 1914, THE MINE PRODUCTION WAS $15,000. FROM APRIL TO DECEMBER OF 1916, 10,441 TONS OF ORE YIELDED $148.578 IN GOLD.
Comment (Deposit): FINELY DIVIDED GOLD IN QUARTZ VEINS, 6 IN.-10 FT THICK (AVG 3 FT). VEINS CROP OUT ON SURFACE AS FAR AS 900 FT ALONG STRIKE, BUT BECAUSE OF SEVERAL NORTH-TRENDING FAULTS, VEINS ARE NOT CONTINUOUS FOR MORE THAN 100 FT. AU IS DISTRIBUTED IRREGULARLY AND TENDS TO FOLLOW MICROBRECCIATED PARTS OF VEIN PARALLEL TO MARGINS OF MAIN VEIN.
Comment (Workings): 4 MAIN LEVELS OF MINE. PARTS OF THE BOUNDARY RED MOUNTAIN VEIN HAVE NOT YET BEEN MINED. DETAILED DIAGRAM OF WORKINGS IN MOEN P. 81
Comment (Development): BY 1913, GOLD WAS BEING CRUSHED IN 5 STAMP MILL. IN 1916, 5 ADDITIONAL STAMPS WERE ADDED. IN 1914, MINE WAS THE MAIN GOLD PRODUCER IN COUNTY
Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT LIES ALONG FAULTS IN CONTACT ZONE BETWEEN CHILLIWACK GROUP AND SLESSE DIORITE. GOLD-BEARING VEINS PROBABLY FORMED DURING 2 STAGES OF MINERALIZATION. INITIALLY, FRACTURES WERE FILLED WITH QUARTZ CONTAINING PYRITE, PYRRHOTITE, AND CHALCOPYRITE. HYDROTHERMAL GOLD-BISMUTH TELLURIDE SOLUTIONS LATER INFILTRATED VEINS.
Comment (Deposit): 6 PATENTED CLAIMS (SEE SKETCH MAP IN MOEN). ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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, P. 80
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. 176.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 79-82.
Reference (Deposit): PATTY, E.N., 1921, THE METAL MINES OF WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 23, P. 306-309.
Reference (Deposit): GRANT, A.R., 1976, REPORT OF EVALUATION, MINERAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS STUDY ON UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE LAND, STATE OF WASHINGTON: PREPARED FOR U.S. FOREST SERVICE - REGION 6, CONTRACT NO. 004724N, P. 29,
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. 544.
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