The Farrar Placer is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 2,700 feet.
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Name: Farrar Placer
Elevation: 2,700 Feet (823 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.75139, -120.80639
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Farrar Placer MRDS details
Primary: Farrar Placer
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
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: Placer Au-PGE
Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS IN BENCHES
Name: Sand and Gravel
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Geology): SOME OF BENCH GRAVELS MAY BE PLEISTOCENE
Comment (Reserve-Resource): ABOUT 75,000 YD OF AURIFEROUS GRAVEL REMAIN ON CANYON CREEK
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON CANYON CREEK DOWNSTREAM OF ITS JUNCTION WITH SLATE CREEK
Comment (Production): SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS/YR WERE MINED UP TO 1948. BASED ON SIZE OF PIT IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 10,000 YD WERE MINED
Comment (Deposit): LARGEST PLACER ON CANYON CREEK
Comment (Workings): PIT
Reference (Deposit): DERKEY, R.E., JOSEPH, N.L., AND LASMANIS, RAYMOND, 1990, METAL MINES OF WASHINGTON - PRELIMINARY REPORT: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES OPEN-FILE REPORT 90-18, P. 549.
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. 192.
Reference (Production): HUNTTING, 1956; DERKEY AND OTHERS, 1990
Reference (Reserve-Resource): DERKEY AND OTHERS, 1990
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