The Saginaw Prospect is a copper, gold, and silver mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,400 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: Saginaw Prospect
Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.96028, -121.62528
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Saginaw Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Saginaw Prospect
Secondary: Patented Claims: Saginaw
Secondary: Saginaw No. 2
Secondary: Northern Light
District: Mount Baker District
Land ownership: National Wilderness
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Administrative Organization: In Mount Baker Wilderness In Mount Baker National Forest
Owner Name: Robert Averill, Bellingham, Wash.
Years: 1966 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1901
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
Form: VEINS CONTAINING DISSEMINATED SULFIDE MINERALS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: PICKED SAMPLE GAVE 70% PB, 0.20 OZ/TON AU, 200 OZ/TON AG. OTHER SAMPLES CONTAINED 0.34-1.82 OZ/TON AU, 0.78-2.06 OZ/TON AG, TR-2.13% CU. AVERAGE VALUES SAID TO BE $6/TON AU+AG+CU.
Comment (Deposit): 4 PATENTED CLAIMS, 3 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. SKETCH MAP AVAILABLE IN MOEN ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. ADITS ON STEEP NORTHWEST-FACING SLOPE ABOVE WINCHESTER CREEK.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS 2 IN.-3 FT THICK IN 3.5 FT THICK LEDGE IN DIORITE
Comment (Workings): 300 FT ADIT WITH 200 FT OF CROSSCUTS, 76 FT ADIT WITH 31 FT CROSSCUT, TWO 36-FT ADITS, SHALLOW PROSPECT PITS
Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT IS IN TERTIARY DIORITE WHICH INTRUDES LIMESTONE AND TUFFACEOUS SANDSTONE OF THE CHILLIWACK FORMATION.
Reference (Deposit): TABOR, R.W., HAUGERUD, R.A., BOOTH, D.B., AND BROWN, E.B., 199X, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MOUNT BAKER 30 X 60 MINUTE QUADRANGLE, WASHINGTON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 9X-XXX, SCALE 1:100,000 (IN PREPARATION IN 1993).
Reference (Deposit): HUNTTING, M.T., 1956, INVENTORY OF WASHINGTON MINERALS - PART II, METALLIC MINERALS: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, P. 179.
Reference (Deposit): MOEN, W.S., 1969, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, P. 91-93.
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