The Terra Alta is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,200 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.
Name: Terra Alta
Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.9381, -121.61390
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Terra Alta MRDS details
Primary: Terra Alta
Secondary: Terra Alta Prospect
District: Mount Baker 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 37, 1956, PART II, VOL. 1,
Reference (Deposit): P. 179.
Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 57, 1969, P. 94.
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