The Great Northern Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,249 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.
Name: Great Northern Prospect
Elevation: 4,249 Feet (1,295 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.73083, -120.73250
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Great Northern Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Great Northern Prospect
District: Slate Creek District
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
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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
Form: BRECCIA ZONE
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: ASSAY OF IRON-OXIDE STAINED BRECCIA: 0.01 OZ/TON AU, 0.70 OZ/TON AG. ASSAY OF MN-OXIDE STAINED BRECCIA: 0.01/TON OZ AU, 0.44 OZ/TON AG. RANDOM CHIP SAMPLES OF BRECCIA IN ADIT: TR AU, NO AG, 0.044% CU, 0.4% ZN
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF FE AND MN OXIDE-STAINED BRECCIA ZONE NEARLY 4,000 FT LONG AND 1,000 FT WIDE.
Comment (Commodity): PYRITE IS ONLY METALLIC MINERAL SEEN AT PROPERTY
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON SOUTH SIDE OF SLATE CREEK
Comment (Workings): 4 ADITS: WESTERNMOST ADIT HEADS S30E FOR 300 FT.
Reference (Deposit): STOFFEL, K.L., AND MCGRODER, M.F., 1990, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE ROBINSON MTN. 1:100,000 QUADRANGLE, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES OPEN-FILE REPORT 90-5, SCALE 1:100,000.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 120.
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