Potash Sulfur Springs

Producer in Garland county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10024997
MRDS ID ISM0749
Record type Site
Current site name Potash Sulfur Springs
Alternate or previous names Wilson Springs
Related records 10114272

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.96685, 34.48345 (WGS84)
Relative position MIL
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Garland

Comments on the location information

  • DEPOSIT LOCATED ON THE BEACH NEAR THE VILLAGE OF PULMODDAI, 58KM NORTH OF THE TOWN OF TRINCOMALEE, 400KM NE OF COLOMBO.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Vanadium Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ZIRCONIUM

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Argillite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.96685, 34.48345

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Instrusive-Wall Rock Contact

Ore body information

  • Depth to top 0M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1960
Year of first production 1966
Year of last production 1983

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Umetco (Union Carbide Corp.)

Comments on the production information

  • 50%COMPANY INFORMATION USBM, COMPANY INFORMATION

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • DEPOSIT ABOVE LOW-TIDE MARK.

Comments on development

  • NON-GEOLOGIC CONSTRAINTS ON DEVELOPMENT OR EXPANSION IN 1-5 YRS. (MONSOONAL ACTIVITY, POLITICAL & ETHNIC PROBLEMS;). DEVELOPMENT(NO); EXPLORATION(NO); ASSESSMENT(PORT FACILITIES AT PULMODDAI HAVE BEEN IMPROVED RECEDNTLY (2000 TONNES CONCENTRATE/DAY).); CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: ZRO2 66.4%; SIO2 32.60%; FE203 0.11% TIO2 0.50%; AL203 0.2%. ALL PRODUCTION IS EXPORTED FROM SRI LANKA. DRAGLINE HAULS THE SAND INTO PILES FOR NATURAL DRYING. NONE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS ISM0749
USGS International Strategic Minerals Inventory ISMI VA048X1

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HOLLINGSWORTH, J.S., 1967. GEOLOGY OF THE WILSON SPRINGS VANADIUM DEPOSITS: GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA FIELD CONF., P. 22-28.

  • Deposit

    STEELE, K.F., WAGNER, G.H., 1976. MINERALS AVAILABILITY SYSTEM: VANADIUM, TITANIUM, COLUMBIUM AND TANTALUM RESOURCES OF ARKANSAS: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, G0155021, 11 P.

  • Deposit

    ANON., 1968. UNION CARBIDE READY TO MINE VANADIUM DEPOSIT IN ARKANSAS: THE MINING RECORD, NOV. 27, 1968, P. 3.

  • Production

    RF2 RF2 AND ASSUMING THAT THE PROPERTY HAS PRODUCED THE EQUIVALENT OF 2 YEARS FULL PRODUCTION SINCE 1976.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS RECORD WAS COMPILED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC MINERALS INVENTORY. THE DATA WERE USED IN PREPARATION OF THE USGS CIRCULAR 930 SERIES OF REPORTS. MINERAL RESOURCE CATEGORIES AND CODES HEREIN ARE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM RECOMMENDED BY THE UNITED NATIONS GROUP OF EXPERTS ON DEFINITIONS AND TERMINOLOGY FOR MINERAL RESOURCES. (SEE NATIONAL RESOURCES FORUM, V. 4, NO. 3, P. 307-313.). DATE OF ORIGINAL: 25-JUL-88; DATE OF LAST CHANGE: 05-MAY-89

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1985 Breit, George N. U.S. Geological Survey