The Ribbon is a chromium mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 3,875 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.
Elevation: 3,875 Feet (1,181 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.71556, -121.95444
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Ribbon MRDS details
Secondary: Washington Chrome
District: Sisters District
Land ownership: National Wilderness
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker Wilderness In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Washington Chrome Co.,
Home Office: Seattle
Years: 1934 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Podiform chromite (minor)
Form: LENSES AND PODS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dunite Is Serpentinized
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous
Analytical Data: ORE SHIPMENT RAN 51.2% CR2O3, CR:FE=3.06:1
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OF PODS AND LENSES LACKS CONTINUITY. DIMENSIONS GIVEN ARE FOR ONE LENS
Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO MRDS RECORD M700107
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT
Comment (Geology): TWIN SISTERS DUNITE IS LARGEST ULTRAMAFIC BODY IN NORTHWESTERN CASCADES
Comment (Location): ON NORTHWEST VALLEY WALL OF GREEN CREEK
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. 566.
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. 42.
Reference (Production): HUNTTING, 1956
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