Allen Basin

The Allen Basin is a gold mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 5,928 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: Allen Basin  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 5,928 Feet (1,807 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.7492, -120.73470

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Allen Basin MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Allen Basin
Secondary: Captain Jack Claim
Secondary: Harnessmaker Claim
Secondary: Aunt Claim
Secondary: Ixl Claim
Secondary: Uncle Claim
Secondary: Equinox Claim
Secondary: Solitare Claim
Secondary: Maccabbe Claim
Secondary: Shanghai Claim
Secondary: Queen City Claim
Secondary: 2lack Dwarf Claim
Secondary: Nephew Claim
Secondary: Sister Grace Claim
Secondary: Park Placer Claim
Secondary: Blue Hen Claim
Secondary: Allen Basin Group


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Silver


State: Washington
County: Whatcom
District: Slate Creek District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Type: Patented


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Owner Name: Western Gold Mining, Inc.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1898
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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Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): CLAIM GROUP COVERS PARTS OF THE W/2 SEC. 34 AND THE E/2 SEC. 33.


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

Reference (Deposit): P. 175.

Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 57, 1969, P. 100-101.

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