The Azurite is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 4,501 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.
Elevation: 4,501 Feet (1,372 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.6828, -120.78080
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Azurite MRDS details
Secondary: Azurite Mine
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Zaurite Gold Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Environmental Factors): THERE ARE SOME MINOR PROBLEMS WITH THE DUMP. IT IS UP AGAINST THE CREEK, AND THERE IS SOME EROSION; HOWEVER, THERE IS NO CYANIDE. THE MAJOR PROBLEMS ARE WITH THE TAILINGS PILE. THE RELEASE REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED AND IS AWAITING ASSESSMENT BY POTENTIALLY LIABLE PARTY. CONTAMINATION OF SEDIMENT, SURFACE WATER, AND SOIL HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FOR EPA PRIORITY POLLUTANTS - METALS AND CYANIDE. SOIL CONTAMINATION HAS ALSO BEEN CONFIRMED FOR CONVENTIONAL ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS. GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION BY EPA PRIORITY POLLUTANTS - METALS AND CYANIDA AND CONVENTIONAL ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS IS SUSPECTED.
Reference (Deposit): P. 102-105.
Reference (Deposit): WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 57, 1969,
Reference (Deposit): PART II, VOL. 1, P. 175.
Reference (Deposit): WASHINGTON DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 37, 1956,
Reference (Deposit): 1994, P. 160.
Reference (Deposit): CONFIRMED AND SUSPECTED CONTAMINATED SITES LIST, MAY 9,
Reference (Deposit): WASHINGTON DEPT. OF ECOLOGY, TOXICS CLEANUP PROGRAM.
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