The Unnamed Prospect is a copper mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 6,401 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.
Name: Unnamed Prospect
Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.95194, -121.16667
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Unnamed Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Prospect
District: Silver Creek Area
Land ownership: National Park
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Administrative Organization: In North Cascades National Park
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: Polymetallic veins
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Eocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Analytical Data: 7 SAMPLES CONTAINED 0.005-0.05 % CU, <0.003-0.003 OZ/TON AU. THE SAMPLE FROM THE PROSPECT ALSO CONTAINED 0.02% PB, 0.03 OZ/TON AG. A SAMPLE TO WEST ALSO CONTAINED 0.02% SN.
Comment (Commodity): COMMODITY DATA ARE FOR THE WHOLE SERIES OF VEINS, NOT JUST THAT VEIN ON THE PROSPECT.
Comment (Geology): ALL VEINS EXCEPT THE ONE AT PROSPECT LIE WITHIN TONALITE AND GRANODIORITE OF PERRY CREEK. VEIN AT PROSPECT IS WITHIN ROOF PENDANT OF SKAGIT GNEISS.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ON RIDGE BETWEEN SILVER AND PERRY CREEKS
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS. PROSPECT IS EASTERNMOST OUTCROP OF SERIES OF VEINS STRIKING N10-50E, DIPPING 80SE-75NW, RANGING FROM <1 IN.-10 FT THICK. EXPOSED LENGTHS OF VEINS ARE 20-70 FT
Comment (Workings): SMALL PIT ON EASTERNMOST VEIN
Reference (Deposit): TABOR, R.W., HAUGERUD, R.A., BOOTH, D.B., AND BORWN, E.B., IN PREPARATION, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MOUNT BAKER 30 X 60 MINUTE QUADRANGLE, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT, DRAFT VERSION 2/12/93, SCALE 1:100,000.
Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., TABOR, R.W., WEIS, P.L., ROBERTSON, J.F., VAN NOY, R.M., AND PATTEE, E.C., 1972, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE NORTHERN PART OF THE NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1359, P. 60.
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