The Glacier Mine is a copper mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 1,001 feet.
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Name: Glacier Mine
Elevation: 1,001 Feet (305 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.89556, -121.91528
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Glacier Mine MRDS details
Primary: Glacier Mine
Secondary: Midas Mine
District: Mt. Baker District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Glacier Mining Co., Seattle, Wash.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1951
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
Analytical Data: PICKED SAMPLES REPORTEDLY ASSAY AS MUCH AS 8% CU, AVERAGE VALUE REPORTED TO BE $10 PER TON. SEVERAL COPPER RICH BOULDERS ASSAYED 4.59% CU, 0.02 OZ AU, AND 0.89 OZ AG
Comment (Deposit): CRUSHED ZONE IN SCHIST 4 TO 5 FT WIDE CONTAINS LARGE CHUNKS OF NEARLY SOLID PYRITE, SURROUNDED BY A CRUSHED SCHIST AND CLAY, NOMEROUS QUARTZ AND CALCITE STRINGERS ALSO PRESENT. LARGE BOULDERS OF PYRITE-CHALCOPYRITE OCCUR AS FLOAT.
Comment (Development): COMPANY EXPLORED TO FIND SOURCE OF CU BEARING BOULDERS, BUT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. ONLY LIMITED EXPLORATION AND ASSESSMENT WORK HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN SINCE 1954.
Comment (Workings): 1,670 FT OF UNDERGROUND DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS, 1,280 FT OF DOZER TRENCHING, AT LEAST 1500 FT OF DIAMAND CORE DRILLING. 3 ADITS.
Comment (Deposit): 14 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. MAP OF MINE WORKINGS AVAILABLE, MOEN, 1967. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Geology): THE CHALCOPYRITE BEARING BOULDERS AND COBBLES ON THE SUREACE OF SEVERAL CLAIMS MAY HAVE ORIGINATED AS REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS ALONG SHEAR ZONE IN UNDERLYING ARGILLITE, HOWEVER, EXPLORATION WORK HAS FAILED TO REVEAL ANY SIZABLE BODIES OF ORE SIMILAR TO THAT FOUND AS FLOAT ON THE SURFACE THE GENERAL APPEARANCE OF MUCH OF THE TERRAIN RESEMBLES A LANDSLIDE AREA IF THE SURFACE MATERIAL IS LANDSLIDE DEBRIS, THE COPPER BEARING BOULDERS MAY HAVE ORIGINATED FROM SOME PLACE OTHER THAN THE IMMEDIATE AREA OF THE CLAIMS.
Comment (Location): 100 FT S OF HIGHWAY 542. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)
Comment (Production): 4.5 TONS OF ORE, CONSISTING OF PYRITE-CHALCOPYRITE BOULDERS, SENT TO TACOMA SMELTER.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, WAYNE S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 57, P. 85
Reference (Production): MOEN, 1966
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, MARSHALL T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS-PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 37, P. 105-106
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