The Yellow Aster Prospect is a nickel mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,289 feet.
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Name: Yellow Aster Prospect
Elevation: 5,289 Feet (1,612 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.95417, -121.66861
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Yellow Aster Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Yellow Aster Prospect
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Wilderness
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker Wilderness In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: L. C. Huntington, R. A. Griger
Years: 1922 -
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: Massive sulfide, Besshi (Japanese deposits)
Form: TABULAR, VEIN
Description: Intense Local Shearing
Analytical Data: 0.25-1.25% NI
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS IN SILICA-CARBONATE ROCK THAT CONTAINS GARNIERITE AND SPARSELY DISSEMINATED FINE-GRAINED PYRITE. HYDROTHERMALLY ALTERED SERPENTINIZED PERIDOTITE HOSTS ORE
Comment (Development): FROM 1909-1918 PROPERTY WAS HELD AS UNPATENTED CLAIMS BY MOUNT BAKER GOLD, COPPER, & TIN CO. MORE RECENTLY, PROMISING OUTCROPS HAVE BEEN STAKED AND RESTAKED BY SEVERAL PARTIES; HOWEVER, LITTLE, IF ANY, EXPLORATION WORK WAS DONE.
Comment (Workings): ADIT 80 FT LONG, SHORT ADITS, OPEN CUTS
Comment (Geology): HOST ROCK CONSISTS OF MASSIVE AND HIGHLY SHEARED SERPENTINE THAT FORMS LARGE LENTICULAR BODIES IN GREENSTONE OF THE CHILLIWACK FORMATION. A TECTONIC EMPLACEMENT IS PRESUMED, AS THE CHILLIWACK FORMATION IS YOUNGER THAN THE YELLOW ASTER COMPLEX
Comment (Location): ON EAST SIDE OF YELLOW ASTER BUTTE PARTLY ABOVE TREE LINE
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): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, P. 280.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 76.
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