The Thunder Mountain 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: Thunder Mountain Group
Lat, Long: 48.70833, -122.01111
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Thunder Mountain Group MRDS details
Primary: Thunder Mountain Group
Secondary: Claims: Crater: Hardscrabble
Secondary: Thunder Group
Secondary: Odmark Group
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Odmark, Albert
Years: 1956 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1931
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: 13.3 TO 31.3% CR, WITH AVERAGE OF 18.2% CR FROM 7 SAMPLES, 3.8% FE, 9.9% MG
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)
Comment (Deposit): 10 CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): SMALL STRINGERS AND STREAKS OF CHROMITE OVER AREA 60 FTE-W, BY 50 FT.
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, MARSHALL T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS-PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 37, P. 42
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, WAYNES., 1909, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 57, P. 67-68
Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1966, MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCE OF WASHINGTON; U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE P. 69
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