The White Swan Prospect is a gold and silver 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 Swan Prospect
Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.88972, -121.75750
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White Swan Prospect MRDS details
Primary: White Swan Prospect
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Mount Baker Gold, Copper, And Tin Co.
Years: 1918 -
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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. AT HEADWATERS TO TRIBUTARY OF BAROMETER CREEK. SECTION INDICATED IS DIFFERENT FROM THAT REPORTED IN MOEN (1969) (SEC. 3, T. 39 N., R. 9 E.)
Comment (Development): LIMITED EXPLORATION WORK FROM 1909 TO 1918.
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): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 95.
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS-PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, P. 180.
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