New Light Group

The New Light Group is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 6,201 feet.

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.

Mine Info

Name: New Light Group  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.7614, -120.72560

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New Light Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: New Light Group
Secondary: New Light Mine
Secondary: Eureka
Secondary: Bonita
Secondary: Slate Creek
Secondary: Monica


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: PGE
Tertiary: Nickel
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Slate Creek District

Land Status

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.


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Owner Name: Western Gold Mining, Inc.
Info Year: 1990


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 37, 1956, PART II, VOL. 1,

Reference (Deposit): NEWSLETTER, V. 18, NO. 1, P. 11, 19.

Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. GEOL. AND EARTH RESOURCES, 1990, WA. GEOL.

Reference (Deposit): P. 178.

Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 57, 1969, P. 113-116.

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