Louise Chromite Deposit

Prospect in Troup county in Georgia, United States with commodities Chromium, Iron, Nickel

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10240734
MAS/MILS ID 0132850001
Record type Site
Current site name Louise Chromite Deposit
Alternate or previous names Louise Chromite Deposits, Turner Polhill Owens Properties, Troup County Chromite Georgia, Chromite Deposits Near Louise Ga

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -84.90713, 33.08126 (WGS84)
Elevation 222
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Georgia Troup

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Chromium Primary
Iron Tertiary
Nickel Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anthophyllite Unknown
Asbestos Unknown
Beryl Unknown
Bronzite Unknown
Chlorite Unknown
Chromite Unknown
Chrysotile Unknown
Enstatite Unknown
Feldspar Unknown
Garnierite Unknown
Hypersthene Unknown
Limonite Unknown
Magnetite Unknown
Mica Unknown
Muscovite Unknown
Olivine Unknown
Quartz Unknown
Serpentine Unknown
Talc Unknown
Tourmaline Unknown
Tremolite Unknown
Vermiculite Unknown
Asbestos Unknown
Chlorite Unknown
Chromite Unknown
Mica Unknown
Quartz Unknown
Talc Unknown
Tremolite Unknown
Vermiculite Unknown
Chlorite Unknown
Chromite Unknown
Quartz Unknown
Talc Unknown
Tremolite Unknown
Vermiculite Unknown
Chlorite Unknown
Chromite Unknown
Talc Unknown
Talc Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -84.90713, 33.08126

Ore body information

  • Thickness 2M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 1200M
    Length 3600M
    Area 73HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 OTHER
    Shape of Orebody #1 MASSIVE
    Type of Orebody #2 DISSEMINATED
    Shape of Orebody #2 LENTICULAR
    Type of Orebody #3 PLACER
    Shape of Orebody #3 OTHER
    Primary mode of Origin MAGMATIC DIFFER
    Secondary mode of Origin RESIDUAL CONCENT
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Secondary Ore Control OTHER
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. MODERATE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 SILICIFICATION
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #2 OTHER
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 2
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 2
    Total Surface Area (HA) 73
    Date of Last Modification 830302

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Significant Yes
Discovery year 1870
Mining method Open Pit
Milling method Electrostatic

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Fee Ownership
Type of mineral rights Unknown

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Mrs Nettie Turner (Turner Tract)
    Home office Georgia
    Year 1948
  • Type Owner
    Owner Mrs Mary Park Polhill (Polhill Plantation)
    Home office Georgia
    Year 1948
  • Type Owner
    Owner Heirs Of D L Owens (Owens Farm)
    Home office Georgia
    Year 1948
  • Type Owner
    Owner Mrs Grace B Hogg (Beasley Tract)
    Home office Georgia
    Year 1948
  • Type Owner
    Owner Mrs Ethel Catherine B Willingham (Beasley Tract)
    Home office Georgia
    Year 1948

Comments on the ownership information

  • OWNERSHIP DATA IS BASED ON 1948 INFORMATION, PRESENT OWNER- SHIP IS NOT KNOWN. OWNERSHIP - 4 TRACTS OWNED BY 5 INDIVIDUALS OTHER NAMES: LOUISE CHROMITE DEPOSITS, TROUP COUNTY CHROMITE GEORGIA. CHROMITE DEPOSITS NEAR LOUISE GA., TURNER POLHILL OWENS PROPERTIES. SOME UNPUBLISHED BUMINES & USGS RPTS ON AREA, NONE RECENT. CONTAINS LENS, PLACER AND DISSEMINATED ORES.

Comments on the production information

  • IN 1929 A FEW TONS OF ORE WERE PRODUCED.
  • CHROME TO IRON RATIO IN CONCENTRATE AVERAGES 1.8:1.

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • RESERVES SHOWN ON DEPOSIT LISTING ARE ROUNDED FROM THESE PRECISE FIGURES: LENS ORE-735 TONNES OF 21% CR2O3, PLACER ORE-56,522 TONNES OF 0.35% CR2O3, DISSEMINATED ORE-73,886 TONNES OF 0.25% CR2O3. M9C4 = M1C1. M9C5 = M1C2. M9C6 = M1C3.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Area 73HA
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method PROPOSED
    Mining Method OPEN PIT
    Swell Factor .8
    Percent Waste Rock 0
    Avg. Overburden Thickness 0
    Hardness of Ore SAND, SILT
    Capacity 100
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Preprod. Stripping Vol. 0
    Unit Production Cost 2.73
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 250
    Operating Shifts per Day 1
    Year of Information 1977

Comments on other economic factors

  • MINE WILL INCLUDE THREE SMALL OPEN PITS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0132850001

Bibliographic references

  • Production

    HUNTER W.L. AND SULLIVAN G. V. UTILIZATION STUDIES ON CHRO-

  • Production

    MITE FROM SEIAD CREEK CALIF. US BUMINES RI 5576, 1960. 37 .

  • Geology

    PAYTON ALEXANDER L. AND GRANT, WILLARD H. 1949. INVESTIGAT-

  • Geology

    TION OF LOUISE CHROMITE DEPOSIT, TROUP COUNTY GEORGIA,

  • Geology

    UNPUB. BUR. OF MINES REPORT . 10 PG.

  • Geology

    NORTON, JAMES J. CHROMITE DEPOSITS NEAR LOUISE, TROUP COUNTY

  • Geology

    GEORGIA, UNPUB. USGS REPT. 10 PG.

  • Reserve-Resource

    BALLARD, THOMAS J. JULY 1942. PRELIMINARY REPORT, LOUISE

  • Reserve-Resource

    CHROMITE DEPOSIT, TROUP COUNTY GEORGIA. UNPUBLISHED U.S.

  • Reserve-Resource

    BUMINES REPORT.

  • Reserve-Resource

    BALLARD,T.J. AUGUST 1942. SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT, LOUISE CHROM-

  • Reserve-Resource

    ITE DEPOSIT TROUP CO. GEORGIA. UNPUB. US BUMINES REPT. 3 PP.

  • Reserve-Resource

    AUTHOR UNKNOWN NOV. 1943. TROUP CO. CHROMITE, TROUP COUNTY

  • Reserve-Resource

    GEORGIA, WAR MINERALS REPORT REGIONAL FILE NO. F-10A, PROJECT 221, PG. 3.

  • Reserve-Resource

    BALLARD, T.J. 1948. INVESTIGATIONS OF LOUISE CHROMITE

  • Reserve-Resource

    DEPOSITS, TROUP CO. GEORGIA. US BUMINES RI 4311, 22 PP.

  • Reserve-Resource

    HUNTER, C.H. 1938. CHROMITE IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND

  • Reserve-Resource

    NORTH GEORGIA. UNPUBLISHED REPORT OF TENN. VALLEY AUTHORITY,

  • Reserve-Resource

    GEOLOGIC BULLETIN NO. 10, PART 2. 4 PP.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE DEPOSIT INCLUDES THREE OREBODIES WITH AVERAGE DIMENSIONS OF ABOUT 400 BY 70 BY 2 METERS.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 20-MAR-1995 Mf-Cpm U.S. Bureau of Mines