The Molly Prospect is a molybdenum mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 2,001 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: Molly Prospect
Elevation: 2,001 Feet (610 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.79944, -121.55222
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Molly Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Molly Prospect
Secondary: Casselman Prospect
Secondary: Castleman. Claims: Big Gem
District: Mount Baker District, Sulphide Basin Area
Land ownership: National Park
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Administrative Organization: In North Cascades National Park
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: Inferred Fault Runs Through Deposit
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicified
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. BIG GEM CLAIM IS AT FOOT OF THIRD WATERFALL ON WELL-HOLE CREEK, A TRIBUTARY TO SULPHIDE CREEK. THE TREASURE CLAIM ADJOINS BIG GEM CLAIM ON WEST. ABOUT 2500 FT NORTH OF DEAD GOAT CLAIM
Comment (Development): ALTHOUGH MOLYBDENUM WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN MINED IN 1898, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF MINING ON THE PROPERTY (MOEN)
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS SIMILAR TO THAT AT DEAD GOAT CLAIM BUT NOT AS PROMISING
Comment (Geology): MOLYBDENUM MAY HAVE BEEN LEACHED FROM SOME OUTCROPS
Comment (Deposit): MOLY AND CASSELMAN MAY BE THE SAME PROPERTY. LOCATION DESCRIPTIONS ARE SIMILAR
Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., TABOR, R.W., WEIS, P.L., ROBERTSON, J.F., VAN NOY, R.M., AND PATTEE, E.C., 1972, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE NORTHERN PART OF THE NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1359, P. 72.
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 (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, V. 1, P. 274.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1909, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 77.
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