The Wright 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.
Lat, Long: 48.66556, -120.71972
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Wright MRDS details
Secondary: Faner Claim
Secondary: Fluer Claim
Secondary: Fodder Claim
District: Slate Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
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 (Location): Original lat/long NAD27 48-39-55N 120-43-20W (48.66318 -120.7222), falls in Okanogan county, near Whatcom county line. The location accuracy was said to be within 1km. However, political location shown is Whatcom county. Mindat.org lists another Slate Creek district mine 9 miles NW in Whatcom county. Anacortes Mine 48?46'32"N , 120?49'29"W. MRDS shows several mines in the Slate Creek district about half that distance away and centered on upper Slate Creek. So the Geonames Slate Creek (center) location was used, 48 44N, 120 45W.
Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 37, 1956, PART II, VOL. 1,
Reference (Deposit): P. 180.
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