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Lone Jack Mine

The Lone Jack Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,849 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: Lone Jack Mine  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 4,849 Feet (1,478 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 48.945, -121.61944

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Lone Jack Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lone Jack Mine
Secondary: Mount Baker, Post-Lambert, Brooks-Willis, Boundary Gold
Secondary: Patented Claims: Lone Jack, Whist, Lulu, Jennie, Sidney, Jumbo,
Secondary: Mt Vernon


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Bismuth


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: Harry Bullene, Bellingham, Wash.
Years: 1966 -

Owner Name: R. J. Cole, Maple Falls, Wash.
Years: 1966 -


Production

Year: 1924
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^.58 Oz/Ton Au, 0.024 Oz/Ton Ag


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1902
Year Last Production: 1924
Discovery Year: 1897
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: Polymetallic veins


Orebody

Form: VEIN WITH PINCH AND SWELL CHARACTERISTICS

Form: VEIN WITH PINCH AND SWELL CHARACTERISTICS

Form: VEIN WITH PINCH AND SWELL CHARACTERISTICS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGE TENOR OF ORE SAID TO BE $15-$35/TON AT $20.67/OZ AU. PICKED SAMPLES RAN AS HIGH AS $850/TON. WHIST VEIN ASSAYED 0.83 OZ/TON AU, 0.10 OZ/TON AG. DEPOSIT SAID TO AVERAGE ABOUT 2.5 OZ/TON. A 2-TON SMELTER TEST SAID TO HAVE NETTED $450. GOLD FINENESS 955 ASSUMING ALL OF SILVER IS CONTAINED IN GOLD


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): 400 FT ADIT WITH ORE SHOOT, MANWAY, RAISES; 680 FT ADIT WITH RAISE

Comment (Geology): WEST BOUNDARY OF CHILLIWACK BATHOLITH IS 1 MI EAST OF DEPOSIT. HOST ROCKS HAVE BEEN METAMORPHOSED TO BLUESCHIST FACIES

Comment (Deposit): HOST ROCK DESCRIBED AS BLACK PHYLLITIC SCHIST. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. NEAR HEAD OF WEST FORK OF SILESIA CREEK. HUNTTING INDICATES PART OF PROPERTY IS IN SE/4 SEC. 15

Comment (Development): ONE OF EARLIEST LOCATIONS IN DISTRICT. MINE BECAME THE MAIN GOLD PRODUCER IN THE COUNTY IN EARLY 1900'S UNTIL MILL BURNED IN 1907. OPERATED INTERMITTENTLY FROM 1898 TO 1924 BY VARIOUS OWNERS AND LESSEES.

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ FISSURE VEINS WITH MINERALIZATION LOCALIZED IN SHOOTS. 3 MAIN VEINS TRACEABLE FOR 2500 FT: LONE JACK VEIN CROPS OUT FOR 500 FT AND IS 1-6 FT WIDE (AVG 2.5 FT); LULU VEIN IS A FEW INCHES TO 9 FT WIDE (AVG 6 FT); WHIST VEIN AVERAGES 2 FT WIDE. LONE JACK FEIN TERMINATES TO NORTH AGAINST FAULT

Comment (Production): ORE MINED FROM LULU VEIN PROIR TO 1924 VALUED AT $15-35/TON, AT $20,67 GOLD PRICES. BASED ON MINT RECEIPTS AND VOLUME OF QUARTZ MINED, VALUE OF ORE FROM LONG JACK VEIN ESTIMATED AT 2.5 OZ AU/TON.


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 RPORT 90-18, P. 560.

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).

Reference (Production): DERKEY AND OTHERS

Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 178.

Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, P. 88-89.

Reference (Deposit): SMITH, G.O., 1902, THE MOUNT BAKER MINING DISTRICT, WASHINGTON: ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL, V. 73, NO. 11, P. 379-380.

Reference (Deposit): LANDES, HENRY; THYNG, W.S., LYON, D.A., ROBERTS, MILNOR, 1902, THE METALLIFEROUS RESOURCES OF WASHINGTON, EXCEPT IRON: WASHINGTON GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1901, PT. 2, P. 80-81.

Reference (Deposit): PATTY, E.N., 1921, THE METAL MINES OF WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 23, P. 309.


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