Batesville District

Past Producer in Independence county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Manganese, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003927
MRDS ID AD00322
Record type District
Current site name Batesville District

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -91.7532, 35.79 (WGS84)
Elevation 160
Relative position 6 MI NORTH OF BATESVILLE
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Independence
United States Arkansas Izard
United States Arkansas Sharp
United States Arkansas Stone

Comments on the location information

  • MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD PASSES THROUGH BATESVILLE.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Manganese Primary
Iron Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Braunite Ore
Hausmannite Ore
Manganite Ore
Psilomelane Ore
Pyrolusite Ore
Rhodochrosite Ore
Wad Ore
Barite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Fluorite Gangue
Galena Gangue
Gypsum Gangue
Pyrite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Oxidation (Hypogene)

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Fernvale Limestone;Cason Shale
    Rock description Fernvale Limestone;Cason Shale

Nearby scientific data

(1) -91.7532, 35.79

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Folding Is Aligned Ne And Major Faults Trend E-W
Local Minor Faults And Folds; Beds Are Near Horizontal; Unmetamorphosed.

Ore body information

  • General form BLANKET
    Dip NEAR HORIZONTAL
    Thickness 15.24M
    Width 12874.4M
    Length 38623.2M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Early Diagenetic

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE OCCURS IN NODULES IN SHALE/LENSES IN UNDERLYING LIMESTONE; PARALLEL TO DIASTEM OR DISCONFORMITY/DISCONTINUITY. STRUCTURAL LOWS ARE FAVOURABLE AREAS FOR MN DEPOSITION.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1849
Year of first production 1849
Year of last production 1953
Production years MOSTLY IN TWO PERIODS: 1885-1898 AND 1915-1953.

Mining district

District name Batesville District

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Westmoreland Manganese Corp..

Production statistics

  • Year 1959
    Period 1849-1959
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Manganese Manganese 35wt-pct
  • Year 1959
    Period 1849-1959
    Accuracy Accurate
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Manganese Manganese 23wt-pct

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 2.44M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS AD00322

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STROUD, R.B., KLINE, H.D., BROWN, W.F. AND RYAN, J.P., 1981, MANGANESE REOURCES OF THE BATESVILLE DISTRICT, ARKANSAS. ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL COMMISSION, INFORMATION CIRCULAR 27, 146 PP.

  • Deposit

    MISER, H.D., 1941, MANGANESE CARBONATE IN THE BATESVILLE DISTRICT, ARKANSAS. U.S.GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN, 921-A, 97 PP.

  • Production

    STROUD, ET AL, 1981

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FOUR OUR TYPES ARE RECOGNIZED: (1) MANGANIFEROUS LIMESTONE; (2) MANGANIFEROUS CLAY IN PLACE UNDER BEDDED CHERT; (3) MANGANIFEROUS CLAY, TALUS-RESIDUAL; (4) PLACER.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1991 Bolton, Barrie R. BHP Utah Industries