The Minnesota Mine is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 2,402 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: Minnesota Mine
Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.72944, -120.84139
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Minnesota Mine MRDS details
Primary: Minnesota Mine
Secondary: Seattle-St. Louis Mine
District: Slate Creek District
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 Pasayten Wilderness Area In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Seattle-St. Louis Gold Mines Co.
Owner Name: Seattle-St. Louis Mining Co.
Years: 1990 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1911
Year Last Production: 1913
Discovery Year: 1904
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: Shear Zone
Analytical Data: GRAB SAMPLE ASSAYED 1.26 OZ/TON AU, 6.12 OZ/TON AG
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. 2000 FT DOWNSTREAM FROM JUNCTION OF MILL AND CANYON CREEKS, APPROXIMATELY 100 FT ABOVE CREEK LEVEL ON NORTH SIDE OF CANYON CREEK.
Comment (Production): GOLD ORE WAS MILLED IN 1911-1913 AT A RATE OF 20 TONS/DAY. AMOUNT OF PRODUCTION UNKNOWN
Comment (Development): IN 1908 A 4-STAMP MILL WAS ERECTED. NO SHIPMENTS MADE AS OF 1918. EXPLORATION OF VEIN SYSTEM UNDERWAY IN 1990
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS IN 6-24 IN. WIDE SHEAR ZONE
Comment (Workings): 1000 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS
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. 179.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 112-113.
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. 562.
Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., WEIS, P.L., TABOR, R.W., ROBERTSON, J.F., VAN NOY, R.M., PATTEE, E.C., AND HOLT, D.C., 1971, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE PASAYTEN WILDERNESS AREA, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1325, P. 173.
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): JOSEPH, N.L., 1991, WASHINGTON'S MINERAL INDUSTRY - 1990: WASHINGTON GEOLOGY, V. 19, NO. 1, P. 3-24.
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