The Chain Lakes Prospect is a zinc, copper, and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,780 feet.
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Name: Chain Lakes Prospect
Elevation: 4,780 Feet (1,457 Meters)
Commodity: Zinc, Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.85611, -121.71917
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Chain Lakes Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Chain Lakes Prospect
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker Wilderness In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: S. H. P. Vevelstad, Seattle, Wash.
Years: 1956 -
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: SELECT SAMPLE GAVE 47.8% ZN, 11.3% FE, 1.6 OZ/TON AG.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT TYPE IS UNKNOWN. DISSEMINATED MARMATITE AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND BORNITE ARE PRESENT OVER A 12-20 FT WIDTH AND A 300-400 FT LENGTH. HOST ROCK IS IRON-OXIDE STAINED. ALTHOUGH ORE MINERALS ARE GENERALLY SPARSE, SELECT SAMPLES AS MUCH AS 6 IN. IN DIAMETER CONSIST ALMOST WHOLLY OF MASSIVE MARMATITE AND PYRITE.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL OPEN CUTS, ONE SHORT ADIT 35 FT LONG.
Comment (Geology): TABOR AND OTHERS INDICATE ROCKS ARE BASALTIC RATHER THAN ANDESITIC
Comment (Deposit): 3 CLAIMS
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. 382.
Reference (Deposit): TABOR, R.W., HAUGERUD, R.A., BOOTH, D.B., AND BROWN., E.B., IN PREP, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MOUNT BAKER 30 X 60 MINUTE QUADRANGLE, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT, SCALE 1:100,000.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 82.
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