The Pierce Prospect is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 3,599 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: Pierce Prospect
Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.88667, -121.49111
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Pierce Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Pierce Prospect
Secondary: Copper Queen Mine
Secondary: Claims: Pierce Nos. 1 and 2, Copper Queen Nos. 1 and 2
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Park
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1889
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
Analytical Data: VEIN AVERAGES 0.6 OZ AU/TON
Comment (Location): LANDES AND OTHERS LOCATE THIS IN SILICA CREEK. HUNTTING LOCATES IT ON SILESIA CREEK. THESE ARE POSSIBLY THE SAME CREEK BY DIFFERENT NAMES. HOWEVER, MOEN INDICATES LOCATION IS MOST PROBABLY ON COPPER CREEK, THE LOCATION USED HERE. IN NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK
Comment (Development): IN 1900 PROPERTY WAS DEVELOPED WITH 2 SHAFTS AND TUNNEL
Comment (Deposit): 3-FT-THICK GOLD-BEARING VEIN HAS BEEN TRACED FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET.
Comment (Workings): 50 FT SHAFT, 40 FT SHAFT, 60 FT ADIT
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 (Deposit): LANDES, HENRY, THYNG, W.S., LYON, D.A., AND ROBERTS, MILNOR, 1902, THE METALLIFEROUS RESOURCES OF WASHINGTON EXCEPT IRON: WASHINGTON GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1901, V. 1, PT. 2, P. 83.
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, 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. 90.
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