The Fourth of July Mine is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,199 feet.
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Name: Fourth of July Mine
Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.82333, -121.67028
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Fourth of July Mine MRDS details
Primary: Fourth of July Mine
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: J. B. Hall, Mount Vernon, Wash.
Years: 1969 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1907
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritization Of Shear Zone
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Development): A STAMP MILL OPERATED IN THE EARLY DAYS, AND AN AERIAL TRAMWAY WAS EXTENDED FROM THE MINE TO THE MILL. GOLD PROVED TO BE SPARSE AND OPERATION WAS NOT PROFITABLE.
Comment (Location): AT HEADWATERS OF SWIFT CREEK.
Comment (Deposit): 3 PYRITIZED SHEAR ZONES 10-30 FT WIDE, NEAR THE CONTACT OF A SMALL QUARTZ DIORITE STOCK WITH ROCKS OF THE CHILLIWACK GROUP
Comment (Workings): AT LEAST 6 ADITS, THE LONGEST ARE 125 AND 175 FT.
Comment (Geology): SMALL STOCK CROPS OUT NEAR LAKE ANN, NORTH OF PROPERTY.
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 84.
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. 550.
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).
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