The Boulder Creek Prospect is a copper mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 1,499 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: Boulder Creek Prospect
Elevation: 1,499 Feet (457 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.94, -122.01667
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Boulder Creek Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Boulder Creek Prospect
District: Mount Baker District
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
Comment (Commodity): CR REPORTED FROM MAPLE FALLS AREA IN HUNTTING, 1956
Comment (Location): ON NORTH BANK OF BOULDER CREEK
Comment (Development): UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO FIND SOURCE OF ORE
Comment (Deposit): SMALL LENTICULAR BODIES OF CHALCOPYRITE AND PYRITE, ACCOMPANIED BY KIDNEY-SHAPED BODIES OF MAGNETITE IN SHEAR ZONE. STRIKE IS OF SHEAR ZONE. ALSO LARGE BOULDERS CONTAINING ORE HAVE BEEN FOUND IN BOULDER CREEK.
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. 40.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 79.
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