The Jim Mountain Prospect is a iron mine located in Whatcom county, Washington.
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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: Jim Mountain Prospect
Lat, Long: 48.80139, -120.75444
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Jim Mountain Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Jim Mountain Prospect
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Gamble, W. E.
Home Office: Seattle, Washington
Years: 1956 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLES SPECTOGRAPHED SHOWED 70-80% FES2.
Comment (Deposit): MASSIVE VEINS OF PYRRHOTITE 12, 6, AND 4 FT THICK.
Comment (Location): LOCATION POSSIBLY IN SECTION 9, SAID TO BE REACHED FROM SLATE CREEK ROAD BY 5 MI. OF TRAIL UP CANYON CREEK, ON WEST SLOPE OF JIM MOUNTAIN. LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM DESCRIPTION. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, WAYNE S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 57, P. 75, 120
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, MARSHALL T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS-PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 37, P. 204
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