The Whistler Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,600 feet.
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Name: Whistler Mine
Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.72389, -120.74194
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Whistler Mine MRDS details
Primary: Whistler Mine
Secondary: Claims: Jessie, Whistler, Lena, Homestake
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Mrs. Victor H. Roth, Bellingham, Wash.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1895
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
Description: Jur-Cret Fold And Thrust Belt
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritization, Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: JESSIE CLAIM: 0.31-0.46 OZ/TON AU, 0.95-14.4 OZ/TON AG, 1.2-4% CU
Analytical Data: ONE ASSAY REPORTED $48/TON AU, 3.7% CU. HOMESTAKE CLAIM: 0.03-0.3 OZ/TON AU, 0.26-2.92 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: REPORTEDLY $15-20/TON
Analytical Data: WHISTLER CLAIM: 0.26-1.0 OZ/TON AU, 9.0-9.9 OZ/TON AG, 3.9-6.4% CU.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ABOUT 1 MI SOUTHEAST OF JUNCTION OF SOUTH FORK SLATE CREEK WITH SLATE CREEK. U.S. LAND MONUMENT NO. 3 IS ON WHISTLER CLAIM.
Comment (Geology): FINE-GRAINED GRAY QUARTZITE HAS BEEN INTRUDED BY ANDESITE PORPHYRY.
Comment (Deposit): SHEAR ZONES IN QUARTZITE CONTAIN QUARTZ STRINGERS AND VEINS UP TO 1 FT THICK
Comment (Deposit): 4 PATENTED CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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. 180.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 118.
Reference (Deposit): DERKEY, R.E., JOSEPH, N.L., AND LASMANIS, RAYMOND, 1990, METAL MIES OF WASHINGTON - PRELIMINARY REPORT: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES OPEN-FILE REPORT 90-18, P. 569.
Reference (Production): MOEN, 1969 P. 118
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