The White Salmon Prospect is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,800 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: White Salmon Prospect
Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.85028, -121.66111
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White Salmon Prospect MRDS details
Primary: White Salmon Prospect
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
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
Form: DISSEMINATED IN SHEAR ZONE
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritization
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Deposit): PYRITIZED SHEAR ZONES. PYRITE OF THE DEPOSIT APPEARS TO BE A BORDER PHASE OF THE PYRITIZED ZONE THAT OCCURS AT THE IRON CAP CLAIM. THE TYPE OF DEPOSIT IS UNKNOWN
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUTS, CAVED
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON NORTHEAST SLOPE OF SHUKSAN ARM.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 95.
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).
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