Batesville

Occurrence in Independence county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Platinum, Limestone, Dimension

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038139
MRDS ID M045425
Record type Site
Current site name Batesville
Alternate or previous names Stone Products Corp

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -91.62458, 35.81093 (WGS84)
Elevation 152
Relative position NEAR BATESVILLE 80 MI NORTHWEST OF LITTLE ROCK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Independence

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 014N 006W Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • REFERENCE GIVES NO CLEAR IDEA AS TO LOCATION OTHER THAN LOCATED NEAR BATESVILLE. COORDINATES AND OTHER INFORMATION GIVEN ARE FOR PROSPECT SYMBOL NORTH OF BATESVILLE SHOWN ON 2 DEGREE MAP. WRITTEN COMMUN. FROM J. MICHAEL HOWARD (1994) INDICATES THAT NO PGE OCCURRENCE IS KNOWN FROM THIS AREA AND THAT THE CITATION IN HILL PROBABLY IS IN REFERENCE TO A PROMOTIONAL EFFORT IN WHICH A MINOR AMOUNT OF PLATINUM CONCENTRATES WERE SHIPPED TO ST. LOUIS

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Platinum Primary
Limestone, Dimension Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • THIS REPORT OF PLATINUM IS CONSIDERED TO BE FALSE AND PROBABLY REPRESENTS A PROMOTIONAL EFFORT THAT HAS RESULTED IN THE PERPETUATION OF THE SUPPOSED OCCURRENCE IN THE LITERATURE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Limestone Unknown

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 237
USGS model code 32g
Deposit model name Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -91.62458, 35.81093

Ore body information

  • General form UNKNOWN

Comments on the geologic information

  • NO SPECIFIC GEOLOGIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE. REGION IS UNDERLAIN BY PALEOZOIC SEDIMENTARY SEQUENCES.
  • Fernvale and Kimmswick likestone and St. Clair Marble. Beds contain some solution channels and fractures. Dimensions of deposit unknown. Beds dip slightly to south.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Gregory Estate
    Home office Chicago, IL
    Year 1953
  • Type Lessee/Operator
    Owner Stone Products Corp
    Home office Baresville, AR
    Year 1953

Comments on the production information

  • Prior to 1945-1953 = 30,000 cu. feet

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • Inferred 300,000 cu. feet of block marble

Comments on the workings information

  • Two quarries approx. 75 feet in diameter, 20 feet deep have been opened, each in a different type of rock. Accessible by graveled county road ( see attached sketch)

Comments on development

  • NO PRODUCTION

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045425

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HILL, J.M., 1924, PLATINUM AND ALLIED METALS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, CALENDAR YEAR 1921, PT. 1, P. 148.

  • Deposit

    QUIRING, HEINRICH, 1962, PLATINMETALLE IN DIE METALLISCHEN ROHSTOFFE 16 BAND: STUTTGART, FERDINAND ENKE VERLAG, P. 245.

  • Deposit

    J. MICHAEL HOWARD, ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL COMMISSION, WRITTEN COMMUN., 1994, TO J. PETERSON INDICATES DEPOSIT DOES NOT EXIST.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DEPOSIT HAS BEED DEEMED TO BE NON-EXISTENT
Deposit The bedded limestone or marble extends north into low bluff and is probably of wide extent.
General Made in connection with the Arkansas-White-Red (AWR) River Basins mineral industry survey.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1975 Blair, Will N. U.S. Geological Survey NEW INFORMATION FROM ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL COMMISSION
Updater 01-DEC-1989 Peterson, Jocelyn A. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 09-DEC-1994 Peterson, Jocelyn A. U.S. Geological Survey