The Red Jacket Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 6,175 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: Red Jacket Prospect
Elevation: 6,175 Feet (1,882 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.78889, -120.73639
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Red Jacket Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Red Jacket Prospect
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: Shear Zone
Analytical Data: THEY ARE LESS FAVORABLE THAN THAT IN MOEN
Analytical Data: 1.1 OZ/TON AU, 1.68 OZ/TON AG. STAATZ AND OTHERS ALSO GIVE ANALYSES
Comment (Location): IN MOUNT BAKER NATIONAL FOREST. UNSURVEYED. 1500 FT NORTH OF FOGGY PASS, 80 FT WEST OF CASCADE CREST TRAIL. THIS IS PROBABLY LOCALITY 52 OF STAATZ AND OTHERS
Comment (Deposit): IRON OXIDE-STAINED QUARTZ VEIN 2-6 IN. THICK. IN A 12-FT WIDE FRACTURE ZONE. MINE DUMP CONTAINS SMALL STOCKPILES OF QUARTZ CONTAINING AS MUCH AS 30% ARSENOPYRITE
Comment (Workings): MINE DUMP SUGGESTS 200 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS. 2 ADITS, 1 CAVED.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 121.
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. 146-148.
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.
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