James E. Kootz Prospect
Wardensville, West Virginia
The James E. Kootz Prospect is in Wardensville, West Virginia. Historically the site has been associated with the Wardensville-Halfmoon Mountain Area which is now part of the George Washington National Forest. The site was first discovered in 1935. Preliminary development has taken place such as surface trenching, adits, shafts, drill holes, geophysics, geochemistry, or geological mapping. Enough data has been gathered to estimate grade and tonnage. The Middle Section of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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1 World-class significance is determined by total endowment of the contained commodity. This includes all past production and remaining reserves. Each commodity is considered separately and commodities cannot be combined to arrive at a significant size. The tonnage thresholds are from the mine model grade-tonnage studies. As of June 2008, many entries were classified as significant under less strict rules.
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