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Sumas Mountain

The Sumas Mountain is a iron mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 1,749 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: Sumas Mountain  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 1,749 Feet (533 Meters)

Commodity: Iron

Lat, Long: 48.9056, -122.25280

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Sumas Mountain MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sumas Mountain
Secondary: Sumas Mountain Iron Deposit
Secondary: Hematite Group
Secondary: Nooksack Hematite Mines Propety


Primary: Iron


State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Mount Baker District

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


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Puget Trough

Mineral Deposit Model

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Comment (Location): DEPOSIT IS REPORTED IN THE N/2 SEC. 2, T. 39 N., R. 4 E., AND IN SEC. 35, T. 40 N., R. 4 E.


Reference (Deposit): P. 205.

Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 57, 1969, P. 71.

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

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