The Alvic Prospect is a copper mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Name: Alvic Prospect
Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.95333, -121.66056
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Alvic Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Alvic 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: Moore, Alfred
Home Office: Seattle, Wa
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1962
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillite Is Greatly Sheared And Altered
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON CREST OF RIDGE THAT EXTENDS FROM GOLD RUN PASS TO WINCHESTER MOUNTAIN
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS ON A NORTH-FACING NEARLY VERTICAL CLIFF. THIN VEINLETS ALONG SHEAR ZONES AVERAGE 1 IN. THICK. SULFIDE MINERALS ARE DISSEMINATED WITHIN VEINLETS
Comment (Workings): 2 PROSPECT DIGGINGS, 150 FT APART. HOLE INTO CLIFF FACE EXPOSES A THIN VEINLET OF BORNITE AND CHALCOPYRITE; SHALLOW SHAFT IS IN SPARSELY METALIZED DACITE TUFF, WITH ORE MINERALS ALONG SHEAR ZONES.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 78-79.
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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