Gargett Mine

The Gargett Mine is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 6,001 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.

Mine Info

Name: Gargett Mine  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.97194, -121.64694

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Gargett Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gargett Mine
Secondary: Gold Run Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Mount Baker District


Land Status

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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: John Curtis, Victor Todd, Bert Boyer, Bellingham, Wash.
Years: 1952 -

Owner Name: Gold Run Mining And Milling Co.


Production

Year: 1938
Material type: ORE AU
Description: Ap_Grade: ^1.03 Oz Au/Ton, 4.34 Oz Ag/Ton, 0.78% Cu, 8% Pb


Deposit

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:
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: Skarn Cu


Orebody

Form: VEINS CONTAINING BANDS AND SEGREGATED MASSES OF ORE MINERALS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TEST SHIPMENT AVERAGED 1.03 OZ/TON AU, 4.34 OZ/TON AG, 0.78% CU, 8% PB, ZN REPORTED


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Marmatite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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.


References

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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