Lowery's Ledge

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale EA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 64.0619
Longitude -141.0248
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Location and accuracy The Lowery's Ledge occurrence is located about 2.7 miles east-southeast of Boundary at an elevation of about 3,400 feet in section 2, T. 26 N., R. 22 E. The location is accurate within one-half mile. Lowery's Ledge is locality 15 of Cobb (1972 [MF-393]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of Lowrey's Ledge are Paleozoic greenschist-facies metamorphic rocks of the Nasina Series (Szumigala and others, 2002). Spurr (1898) observed quartz veins in schist that contain free gold and minute specks of iron and copper pyrites (chalcopyrite?). Free gold occurs in nearly horizontal quartz veins that are 10 to 12 inches thick (Eberlein and others, 1977). The quartz veins are parallel to the foliation of the schist. One specimen of quartz contained a gold flake that was about 0.003 inch in diameter. There is no record of any mining.
Geologic map unit (-141.027058380078, 64.0615948291407)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None