The Breckenridge Creek is a chromium mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 2,500 feet.
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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.
Name: Breckenridge Creek
Elevation: 2,500 Feet (762 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.92722, -122.21500
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Breckenridge Creek MRDS details
Primary: Breckenridge Creek
Secondary: Sumas Mountain
District: Mount Baker District
Owner Name: Nooksack Mining Co.
Owner Name: Yamate Trading Co., Ltd.
Home Office: San Francisco, Ca
Years: 1967 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1930
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Puget Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Podiform chromite (minor)
Form: BANDS, LENTICULAR BODIES, DISSEMINATED
Description: One Joint Set Parallels Chromite Bands, Other Set Includes Offsetting Cross Faults
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: CR:FE=2.11:1. RELATIVELY PURE PIECIE OF CHROMITE YIELDED 45.1% CR2O3, 17.6% FEO, 18.1% MGO, TR CAO, 8.3% SIO2, 5.6% AL2O3, LOSS ON IGNITION 2.8%, P.C.E. 39-40.
Analytical Data: 38.8% CR2O3 IN ORE
Comment (Location): ON TRIBUTARY TO BRECKENRIDGE CREEK AT NORTH END OF SUMAS MOUNTAIN. ORE IS ALSO SAID TO BE IN CENTER OR NE/4 SEC. 30 (HUNTTING)
Comment (Production): SEVERAL TONS WERE PRODUCED IN 1946
Comment (Workings): ADIT
Comment (Geology): PALEOZOIC GRAYWACKE AND ARGILLITE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SERPENTINITE
Comment (Deposit): LOCATION AND GEOLOGIC MAP OF DEPOSIT GIVEN IN MOEN, 1967. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): CHROMITE IS CONCENTRATED IN PARALLEL BANDS 0.25-2 IN. THICK (AVG 1 IN. THICK), IN A FEW PLACES FORMING LENTICULAR BODIES. LARGEST LENS OBSERVED WAS 5 FT LONG AND 4 IN. THICK. MASSIVE CHROMITE SEEN IN STOCKPILE INDICATES SOME LENSES MAY HAVE BEEN 10 IN. THICK. THE CHROMITE BANDS ALTERNATE WITH LAYERS OF SERPENTINITE. MOST CHROMITE BANDS TERMINATE AGAINST AND ARE OFFSET BY SMALL CROSS FAULTS STRIKING N15W, DIPPING 50NE.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 69-71.
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. 42.
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. 545.
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