The Power House Group is a silver and gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 1,499 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: Power House Group
Elevation: 1,499 Feet (457 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 48.90583, -121.80806
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Power House Group MRDS details
Primary: Power House Group
Secondary: Claims: Iron Cap
Secondary: Falling Water
Secondary: Weels Creek
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Puget Power And Light Co
Years: 1969 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Middle Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Middle Jurassic
Analytical Data: TO SEVERAL DOLLARS/TON AU+AG
Comment (Deposit): 5 PATENTED CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Development): THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF PAST MINING (MOEN)
Comment (Deposit): PYRITIZED ANDESITE CROPS OUT ON SEVERAL CLAIMS AND CONTAINS SPORADIC AU AND AG. THE TYPE OF DEPOSIT IS UNKNOWN
Comment (Workings): 120 FT ADIT, 60 FT ADIT
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. AT CONFLUENCE OF WELLS CREEK AND NORTH FORK NOOKSACK RIVER
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 90.
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).
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