Louie

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Silver, Lead, Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044892
MRDS ID M232518
Record type Site
Current site name Louie
Alternate or previous names Bonnie Jean, Lovie

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.72621, 40.35269 (WGS84)
Relative position 1 1/2 MILES NORTHWEST OF LANDER
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Lander

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 029N 047E 30 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • 1:62500 QUADRANGLE IS A 1949 EDITION

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Tertiary
Gold Tertiary
Copper Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cerargyrite Ore
Malachite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
    Rock unit name Valmy Formation;Valmy Formation
    Rock description Valmy Formation;Valmy Formation
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
    Rock unit name Valmy Formation;Valmy Formation
    Rock description Valmy Formation;Valmy Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.72621, 40.35269

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Deposit In Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn Thrust, In A Zone Of Numerous Imbricate Thrust Sheets.
Local High Angle Normal Faults Cut The Area & Trend Northwest

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Hydrothermal Channelways: Faults, Fissures, Breccias

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE OREBODY IS A FISSURE VEIN IN SILICEOUS SHALES AND QUARTZITE. THE LODE STRIKES N65E AND DIPS 20 TO 50 DEGREES SE. THE OXIDIZED ORE CONSISTS OF QUARTZ, FE OXIDES, CERARGYRITE, AND PB & CU CARBONATES. THE VALUES ARE PRINCIPALLY AG.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year <1910
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production <1910

Mining district

District name Bullion

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1910 WAS ESTIMATED AT $300,000, MAINLY FROM OXIDIZED SILVER ORE CONTAINING SOME LEAD, GOLD AND COPPER.

Comments on the workings information

  • 4 TUNNELS AND A SHAFT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M232518

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STAGER, H. K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV, N.B.M. BULL 88

  • Deposit

    USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 84, REFERENCE NO. 3201500127

  • Deposit

    EMMONS, W. H. (1910) RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN ELKO, LANDER, & EUREKA COS., USGS BULL 408

  • Deposit

    WRUCKE, C. T. (1974) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE TENABO AREA, LANDER CO NEV., USGS MAP MF-647

  • Production

    STAGER, H. K., 1977

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FISSURE VEIN; OXIDIZED ORE
Deposit THE PROSPECT WAS EXPLORED BY FOUR TUNNELS AND A SHAFT AT THE GULCH BELOW. PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1910 WAS ESTIMATED AT $300,000 MAINLY FROM NEAR SURFACE OXIDIZED SILVER ORE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1980 Kirkham, Richard A. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology