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Keystone Prospect

The Keystone Prospect is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,499 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Keystone Prospect  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.75389, -120.71833

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Keystone Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Keystone Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Slate Creek District


Land Status

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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Frank Shell, Cashmere, Wash.
Years: 1952 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Form: VEIN


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): UNUSRVEYED. HUNTTING GIVES LOCATION AS SEC. 35. PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 1 PATENTED CLAIM

Comment (Deposit): NO DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN REFERENCES

Comment (Workings): NO MINE WORKINGS ON THE CLAIM.

Comment (Geology): GEOLOGIC UNITS FROM ROBINSON MTN QUAD MAP


References

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): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, V. 1, P. 177.

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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