The Old Discovery Placer is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington.
About the MRDS Data:
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: Old Discovery Placer
Lat, Long: 48.71556, -120.87750
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Old Discovery Placer MRDS details
Primary: Old Discovery Placer
Secondary: Boulder Placer
Secondary: New Discovery
Secondary: Ruby Bar;
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): WDGER OFR 90-18
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