The Walla Walla Prospect is a silver and gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,600 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: Walla Walla Prospect
Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 48.75722, -120.71417
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Walla Walla Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Walla Walla Prospect
District: Slate Creek 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.
Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Western Gold Mining, Inc.
Home Office: Seattle, Wash.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: ASSAY: 0.01 OZ/TON AU, 0.18 OZ/TON AG.
Comment (Deposit): VEINS OF PYRITE-BEARING QUARTZ
Comment (Location): UNUSRVEYED. ON BONITA CREEK. CADASTRAL LOCATION GIVEN IN HUNTTING IS PRESUMED IN ERROR
Comment (Workings): CAVED ADIT, OPEN CUTS, SIZE OF DUMP SUGGESTS SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS.
Comment (Deposit): PATENTED CLAIM ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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.
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, P. 179.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 122.
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