The Union Claim is a molybdenum and copper mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 3,041 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: Union Claim
Elevation: 3,041 Feet (927 Meters)
Commodity: Molybdenum, Copper
Lat, Long: 48.80778, -121.55694
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Union Claim MRDS details
Primary: Union Claim
District: Sulphide Basin 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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Prospect Is In Large Oxidized Area Containing Disseminated Pyrite And Pyrrhotite
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: 1 CHIP SAMPLE ACROSS PYRITE RICH VEIN ASSAYED 0.015% CU
Comment (Commodity): AG AND AU DETECTED ELSEWHERE IN BROAD MINERALIZED AREA BUT NOT AT THIS PROSPECT
Comment (Workings): 2 PITS
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. AT HEAD OF EAST FORK SULPHIDE CREEK. PROSPECT LIES WITHIN A BROAD MINERALIZED ZONE THAT CONTAINS SEVERAL CLAIMS.
Comment (Deposit): AT ONE LOCATION A MASSIVE SULFIDE POD IS 3-10 IN. THICK AND 7 FT LONG
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., ROBERSTON, 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. 72.
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