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First Chance Prospect

The First Chance Prospect is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 1,499 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: First Chance Prospect  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 1,499 Feet (457 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.90972, -121.82111

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First Chance Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: First Chance Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Mount Baker 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

Owner Name: Lem And Verstanding, Bellingham, Wash
Years: 1934 -


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: VEINS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AS MUCH AS 0.75 OZ/TON AU REPORTED BY ORIGINAL OWNERS


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. DISCREPANCY IN LOCATION; HUNTTING INDICATES PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN SEC. 36, T. 40 N., R. 7 E.

Comment (Deposit): STRINGERS AND VEINS OF GOLD-BEARING QUARTZ

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS. SIZE OF DUMP SUGGESTS SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS

Comment (Geology): HUNTTING INDICATES ORE IS FOUND IN SCHIST


References

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, 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. 84.


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