The Skookum Prospect is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 2,999 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: Skookum Prospect
Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.74361, -120.83056
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Skookum Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Skookum Prospect
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Oscar Cornwall, Charles Erion, Woodland, Wash.
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
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Analytical Data: VEINS ASSAY AS HIGH AS 5.6 OZ/TON AU.
Comment (Workings): NO MINING AND VERY LITTLE EXPLORATION ON PROPERTY
Comment (Geology): BEDS OF HOST ROCK STRIKE N30W, DIP 50-70NE.
Comment (Deposit): 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS, 1 MILLSITE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON STEEP MOUNTAIN SIDE NORTHWEST OF CANYON CREEK, 1 MI UP CANYON CREEK FROM JUNCTION WITH MILL CREEK.
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): 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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