Christy Property

Prospect in Hot Spring county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Vanadium, Titanium, Metal

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10025008
MRDS ID ISM0760
Record type Site
Current site name Christy Property
Related records 10187008

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.85017, 34.46679 (WGS84)
Relative position TRENCH
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Hot Spring

Comments on the location information

  • CENTROID

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Vanadium Primary
Titanium, Metal Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • VANADIUM

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Argillite
    Rock unit name Arkansas Novaculite
    Rock description Arkansas Novaculite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.85017, 34.46679

Ore body information

  • Depth to top 0M

Comments on the geologic information

  • ARGILLIC ALTERATION; MMRL + GTHT + QRTZ + RUTL + BROOKITE; ORE IS CONFINED TO A SHALY UNIT WITHIN THE ARKANSAS NOVACULITE. MINERAL DEPOSIT FORMED BY HUDROTHERMAL PROCESSES.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1943
Discovery method Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Year of first production 1984
Year of last production >1985

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Umetco Minerals Corp.
    Home office Bishop, Ca.

Comments on the production information

  • ORE IS PROCESSED AT THE WILSON SPRINGS MILL (CAPACITY 1600 S.T./DAY). CAPACITY OF MINING OPERATION IS UNKNOWN. UNKNOWN; UNKNOWN UNKNOWN

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • TIO2 DATA REFERS TO TONS CONCENTRATE OF 92% TIO2. BASED ON 3 MILLION MT OF ORE. NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Comments on development

  • NON-GEOLOGIC CONSTRAINTS ON DEVELOPMENT OR EXPANSION IN 1-5 YRS. ( MINE PLANT; X; DEMAND FOR TIO2 AND V2O5). EXPLORATION(UNKNOWN); ASSESSMENT(MINE DEPENDENT ON DEMAND FOR V2O5.); OPEN PIT OPERATION; INTERMITTENTLY ACTIVE SINCE FALL 1984.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS ISM0760
USGS International Strategic Minerals Inventory ISMI VA011
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D000352

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STONE, C.G., HOWARD, J.M., HOLBROOK, D.F., 1982, FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAGNET COVE AREA: ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL COMMISSION GUIDEBOOK 82-1, P. 13.

  • Deposit

    STEELE, K.F. AND WAGNER, G.H., 1976, MINERALS AVAILABILITY SYSTEM: VANADIUM, TITANIUM, COLUMBIUM AND TANTALUM RESOURCES OF ARKANSAS US BUREAU OF MINES GO/ 5502, P. 6.

  • Deposit

    REED, D.F., 1949, INVESTIGATION OF CHRISTY TITANIUM DEPOSIT, HOT SPRING COUNTY, ARKANSAS: BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 4592, 10P.

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.). SURFACE 0 REFINED

Reporter information

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