Louie's Corners

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308232
Record type Site
Current site name Louie's Corners

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.34134, 55.94056 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is located at or near the shore of the Alaska Peninsula at the east end of Ramsey Bay. The map site is 2,000 feet east of triangulation station Lou. The location is accurate to within 500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Marcasite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Chalcedony Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Alteration consists of illite-sericite halos enveloping the veins.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.34134, 55.94056

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of a series of northeast-trending sulfide-carbonate-chalcedony veins 150 to 300 feet apart that range up to 20 feet thick (Retherford and Hickok, 1990). The veins are thought to be controlled by a series of high-angle faults cutting andesite porphyry of the Eocene to Oligocene Meshik Formation. Alteration consists of illite-sericite halos bordering the veins. Eight rock-chip or channel samples contained 142 to 544 ppb gold.
  • Age = Eocene or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = This site was investigated by Resource Associates of Alaska in 1981-82, and by Retherford and Hickok in 1990.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SB028

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Retherford, R.M. and Hickok, B.D., 1990, Metallogenic setting and gold potential of the Chignik and Iliamna regions, Alaska Peninsula: A report prepared by Alaska Earth Science for Western Gold Mining and Exploration Company, 28 p. (Report held by Alaska Earth Sciences, Anchorage, Alaska.)

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Retherford and Hickok, 1990

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This site is located on land patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Bristol Bay Native Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 21-DEC-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey