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Lake Whatcom Sandstone Occurrence

The Lake Whatcom Sandstone Occurrence is a silica mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 1,040 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: Lake Whatcom Sandstone Occurrence  

State:  Washington

County:  Whatcom

Elevation: 1,040 Feet (317 Meters)

Commodity: Silica

Lat, Long: 48.6917, -122.30830

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Lake Whatcom Sandstone Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lake Whatcom Sandstone Occurrence


Primary: Silica


State: Washington
County: Whatcom

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


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

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Reference (Deposit): P. 122.

Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 37, 1960, PART I, VOL. 1,

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