The Tooker-Lestrud Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 2,001 feet.
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Name: Tooker-Lestrud Prospect
Elevation: 2,001 Feet (610 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.91028, -121.80250
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Tooker-Lestrud Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Tooker-Lestrud Prospect
Secondary: Little Dutchman Prospect
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: Dutchman Consolidated Mines, Glacier, Wash.
Years: 1966 -
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation Of Andesite
Analytical Data: ASSAYS OF PYRITIZED ROCK: AS MUCH AS 3 OZ/TON AG, AVG 0.05 OZ/TON AU
Comment (Location): ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 542 NEAR TOP OF WHAT IS LOCALLY KNOWN AS POWER HOUSE HILL.
Comment (Workings): ONE SHORT ADIT, CAVED AT PORTAL
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF DISEMINATED PYRITE AND MARCASIZE IN A ZONE SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET WIDE
Reference (Deposit): TABOR, R.W., HAUGERUD, R.A., BOOTH, D.B., AND BROWN, E.B., 199X, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MOUNT BAKER 30 X 60 MINUTE QUADRANGLE, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 9X-XXX, SCALE 1:100,000 (IN PREPARATION IN 1993).
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37. P. 335.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 75, 94.
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