The Gargett Mine is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 48.97194, -121.64694
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Gargett Mine MRDS details
Primary: Gargett Mine
Secondary: Gold Run Mine
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Wilderness
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 Wilderness In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: John Curtis, Victor Todd, Bert Boyer, Bellingham, Wash.
Years: 1952 -
Owner Name: Gold Run Mining And Milling Co.
Material type: ORE AU
Description: Ap_Grade: ^1.03 Oz Au/Ton, 4.34 Oz Ag/Ton, 0.78% Cu, 8% Pb
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1901
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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: Skarn Cu
Form: VEINS CONTAINING BANDS AND SEGREGATED MASSES OF ORE MINERALS
Analytical Data: TEST SHIPMENT AVERAGED 1.03 OZ/TON AU, 4.34 OZ/TON AG, 0.78% CU, 8% PB, ZN REPORTED
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT ON UPPER PROPERTY, 20 FT LONG AND 10 FT DEEP. A 2,000-FT ADIT ON THE LOWER PROPERTY, ALSO A SECOND ADIT. 2 SHAFTS
Comment (Production): ABOVE SHIPMENT SENT TO TACOMA SMELTER; BECAUSE OF LOW METAL CONTENT OF THE ORE, OPERATIONS CEASED AFTERWARD
Comment (Development): EQUIPMENT INCLUDED SAWMILL, WATER TURBINE, AND COMPRESSORS. A SUNFELT MILL WAS INSTALLED IN MID 1930'S.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ FISSURE VEIN AND REPLACEMENT BODIES. VEIN IS 1-14 IN. WIDE (AVG 1 FT)
Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO MRDS RECORD M700042
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON SOUTH SLOPE OF MT. LARRABEE ABOVE TREE LINE.
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. 551.
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 (Production): MOEN (1969)
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): 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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