The Louie is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.35278, -116.72528
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Louie MRDS details
Secondary: Bonnie Jean
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1910
Discovery Year: 1910
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Deposit In Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn Thrust, In A Zone Of Numerous Imbricate Thrust Sheets.
Description: High Angle Normal Faults Cut The Area & Trend Northwest
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Comment (Location): 1:62500 QUADRANGLE IS A 1949 EDITION
Comment (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
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1910 WAS ESTIMATED AT $300,000, MAINLY FROM OXIDIZED SILVER ORE CONTAINING SOME LEAD, GOLD AND COPPER.
Comment (Workings): 4 TUNNELS AND A SHAFT
Comment (Geology): 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.
Comment (Deposit): FISSURE VEIN; OXIDIZED ORE
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV, N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 84, REFERENCE NO. 3201500127
Reference (Deposit): EMMONS, W. H. (1910) RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN ELKO, LANDER, & EUREKA COS., USGS BULL 408
Reference (Deposit): WRUCKE, C. T. (1974) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE TENABO AREA, LANDER CO NEV., USGS MAP MF-647
Reference (Production): STAGER, H. K., 1977
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.