Red Jacket Prospect

The Red Jacket Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 6,175 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Red Jacket Prospect  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

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

Site Name

Primary: Red Jacket Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Slate Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic veins


Orebody

Form: VEIN


Structure

Type: L
Description: Shear Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

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


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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.


References

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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