Jackass Placer

The Jackass Placer 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.

Mine Info

Name: Jackass Placer  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation:

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.7069, -120.96670

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Jackass Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Jackass Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Washington
County: Whatcom


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.


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Location): THE DEPOSIT IS REPORTED TO BE 1/2 MILE BELOW THE JUNCTION OF CUT OUT CREEK AND GRANITE CREEK IN SEC. 10. CUT OUT CREEK IS NOT AN IDENTIFIED TRIBUTARY ON THE TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS. FURTHERMORE, RUBY CREEK FLOWS THROUGH SEC. 10, NOT GRANITE CREEK, THE CONFLUENCE OF WHICH IS 3 MILES TO THE EAST.


References

Reference (Deposit): P. 192.

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


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