The Danny is a chromium mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
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Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.69111, -121.95778
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Danny MRDS details
Secondary: Washington Chrome
District: Sisters District
Land ownership: National Wilderness
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker Wilderness In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Washington Chrome Co., Mount Baker Chromium Co. (Bumper Claim)
Home Office: Seattle
Years: 1956 -
Material type: ORE CR
Description: Ap_Grade: ^51.7% Cr2o3
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1934
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
Model Name: Podiform chromite (minor)
Form: DISSEMINATED, MASSIVE
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous
Analytical Data: 44.09-51.16% CR2O3, 13.6-26.5% FEO, 2.95-18.3% MGO, 6.0-8.6% SIO2, 9.2-11.10% AL2O3, CR/F=3.13. ASSAY VALUES FOR INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS GIVEN IN MOEN. CONE EQUIVALENTS OF ORE FROM DANNY, GOOD HOPE, AND RIBBON CLAIMS RANGED FROM 39-41. CALCINATION TESTS ON CHROMITE FROM DANNY CLAIM SHOWED THAT THERMAL EXPANSION WAS RAPID BETWEEN CONES 19 (1,520 DEG C) AND 26 (1,595 DEG C), THAT IT DECREASED TO CONE 30, AND THAT VOLUME REMAINED PRACTICALLY CONSTANT FROM CONE 30 (1,650 DEG C) TO CONE 40 (1,885 DEG C)
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUTS
Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO MRDS RECORD MP00127
Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF SOUTH FORK NOOKSACK RIVER IN A CLIFF ABOUT 800 FT ABOVE VALLEY FLOOR
Comment (Production): 1.5 TONS WAS MINED FROM DANNY CLAIM AND SENT TO BELLINGHAM FOR TESTING. THE 20 TONS WAS FROM RIBBON CLAIM.
Reference (Production): HUNTTING
Reference (Deposit): DERKEY, R.E., JOSEPH, N.L., AND LASMANIS, RAYMOND, 1990, METAL MINES OF WASHINGTON - PRELIMINARY REPORT: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES OPEN FILE REPORT 90-18, P. 547.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 67-68.
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, V. 1, P. 40.
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