The Sister Creek Group is a chromium mine located in Whatcom county, Washington.
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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: Sister Creek Group
Lat, Long: 48.72444, -121.97694
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Sister Creek Group MRDS details
Primary: Sister Creek Group
Secondary: Claims: 800 Kings
Secondary: 1000 Acres
Secondary: Lone Pine
Secondary: M&M Group
Secondary: Mcarthur Group
District: Mount Baker District
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.
Owner Name: Robert Mc Arthur Et Al.
Years: 1956 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1934
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
Analytical Data: TWO SAMPLES ASSAYED 37.4% AND 41.1% CR2 O3
Comment (Location): AT HEADWATERS OF SISTER CREEK
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT
Comment (Deposit): LENS OF CHROMITE SEVERAL FT LONG AND 1 FT THICK. FLOAT INDICATES ANOTHER BODY OR LENS ABOVE THIS LENS. STRINGERS OF CHROMITE OCCUR IN THREE ZONES.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, WAYNE S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, BULL. 57, P. 67-68
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, MARSHALL T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS-PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 37, P. 41
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