The Sumas Mountain Olivine Deposit is a magnesite mine located in Whatcom county, Washington at an elevation of 2,149 feet.
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Name: Sumas Mountain Olivine Deposit
Elevation: 2,149 Feet (655 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.9022, -122.24060
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Sumas Mountain Olivine Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Sumas Mountain Olivine Deposit
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Puget Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): P. 69.
Reference (Deposit): WA. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 37, 1960, PART I, VOL. 1,
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