The Mammoth Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,574 feet.
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Name: Mammoth Mine
Elevation: 5,574 Feet (1,699 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.75333, -120.71389
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Mammoth Mine MRDS details
Primary: Mammoth Mine
Secondary: Claims: Mammoth
Secondary: Iron Cross
Secondary: Gold Leaf
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Mrs. Virginia Pierson, Tucson, Ariz.
Owner Name: Mammoth Gold Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1898
Year Last Production: 1942
Discovery Year: 1895
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
Description: Jur-Cret Fold And Thrust Belt
Description: Faults (N45-60w, 40-55ne) Offset Vein As Much As 25 Ft
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Analytical Data: SAMPLES FROM MAMMOTH VEIN AVERAGED 0.68 OZ/TON AU, 1.212 OZ/TON AG. A 20-IN.-THICK VEIN SHOWED 0.701 OZ/TON AU, 0.848 OZ/TON AG.
Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION POPULARLY REPORTED TO BE MORE THAN $1 MILLION BUT MOEN ESTIMATED A TOTAL PRODUCTION OF $544,750.
Comment (Commodity): PRESENCE OF TELLURIDES INDICATED IN EARLY REPORTS, BUT THIS HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON EAST SIDE OF BONITA CREEK, 0.75 MI NORTH OF JUNCTION WITH SLATE CREEK.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ FISSURE VEIN RANGES FROM 2-40 IN. THICK (AVERAGES 20 IN.) IN UPPER LEVEL, FROM 1-24 IN. THICK IN LOWER LEVEL.
Comment (Workings): 5 LEVELS OF WORKINGS, 3 CAVED ADITS
Comment (Geology): SEDIMENTARY ROCKS WERE DEPOSITED BY TURBIDITY CURRENTS
Comment (Deposit): 5 PATENTED CLAIMS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 112.
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. 178.
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 REPORT 90-18, P. 561.
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 (Production): MOEN, W.S., 1969, P. 111; HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, P. 178; GRANT, 1976, P. 29
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