The Baltimore Prospect is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,679 feet.
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Name: Baltimore Prospect
Elevation: 5,679 Feet (1,731 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.76417, -120.73667
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Baltimore Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Baltimore Prospect
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Baltimore Mines, Inc.
Home Office: Seattle, Wa
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1915
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
Description: Jur-Cret Fold And Thrust Belt Intruded By Cret-Tert Magamtic Arc Plutons
Description: Faults, Strike N70-80e, Dip 60-70nw
Analytical Data: AVERAGE VALUE $15-20/TON. "HEADS" CONTAINED 0.64 OZ/TON AU, 0.5 OZ/TON AG.
Analytical Data: HIGHEST VALUES 4.92 OZ/TON AU, 2.6 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: LOWEST ASSAY VALUES: 0108 OZ/TON AU, 0.9 OZ/TON AG
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS AND THIN QUARTZ STRINGERS
Comment (Workings): 1 MAIN ADIT (CAVED), SEVERAL OPEN CUTS.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. AT HEAD OF BARRON CREEK
Comment (Development): FIRST CLAIM FILED IN 1915; 20 MORE CONTIGUOUS CLAIMS FILED 1930-1937. SPORADIC WORK ON CLAIMS FROM 1938-1950. AS OF 1966, THE PROPERTY APPEARED TO BE ABANDONED, BUT LOCATION NOTICES INDICATED THE PROPERTY WAS RESTAKED SEVERAL TIMES
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. 176.
Reference (Deposit): STOFFEL, K.L., AND MCGRODER, M.F., 1990, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE ROBINSON MTN. 1:100,000 QUADRANGLE, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES OPEN-FILE REPORT 90-5, SCALE 1;100,000.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 105-106.
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