Antimony, Ltd.

Past Producer in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040328
MRDS ID M055044
MAS/MILS ID 51090015
Record type Site
Mineralized Area Arkansas Quicksilver District
Current site name Antimony, Ltd.
Alternate or previous names Rainbow, Hawken and Anderson, Wright and Guess, Guess Property, Wright
Related records 10162817

Comments on the site identification

  • Identity of the properties in this area is not entirely clear. The Wall Mountain Shaft, Wall Rock Shaft, and several unnamed workings are described in this area in Bull. 886-C. The unnamed prospects are not mentioned as of IC-23, in 1976. Unable to determine where the name "Antimony Ltd" originated, nor any of the other supposed synonyms (including Guess, Wright, etc.). Based entirely on the description and location, and synonyms, A.B. Wilson combined the former Guess Property (MAS # 0051090036 = newMRDS 10259814) with this record. A.B. Wilson identified this record as the one describing the unnamed prospects on p. 74 of Bull. 886-C, based on the exact wording of the Workings and Production Comments.

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Pit
Geographic coordinates: -93.529, 34.177 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position BETWEEN WALL MTN SHAFT AND WALL ROCK SHAFT 5 MI NE OF PIKE CITY, ARK. Coordinates are for the 8 ft long X 5 ft wide X 25 ft deep pit which is 600 ft. SW of and 50 ft. below the Wall Mtn. Shaft (10040358).
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Pike

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 006S 024W 35 SE SW Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATED in SE4 of SW4 Sec. 35. 600 ft. SW of, and 50 ft. vertically below, the Wall Mountain Shaft. There are several additional locations (see Bull. 886-C, p. 74).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Jackfork Sandstone Penn. Sandstone
    Rock description Jackfork Sandstone Penn. Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Pit (1) -93.529, 34.177

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Thrust Faults And Close Folds
Regional Thrust Faults, N-S Tear Faults, And Two Fold Systems. ; Reg.Trends: Thrust Faults From S In Late Paleozoic

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults In Sandstone And Sharp Folds

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: CARBONIFEROUS FMS DIP S AND ARE DEFORMED BY THRUSTING TEAR FAULTS, BEDDING PLANE FAULTS AND FOLDS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface-Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Ozan Lumber Co

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCED 50 TONS OF 15-18 LB/TON ORE AND 15 TONS OF 8 LB/TON ORE

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Unknown
    Overall depth 7.62M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937, PIT 8 BY 5 FT, 25 FT DEEP. TRENCH 80 FT LONG, 8 FT. WIDE AND 6 FT. DEEP. ONE SHAFT. (Descriptions from Bull. 886-C, p. 74)

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055044
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090015 =newMRDS 10162817, merged and deleted.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090036 =newMRDS 10259814 (Guess Property), merged and deleted.
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055212 =newMRDS 10103784 (Wright), merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1938, BULL. 886-C, p. 73-74.

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, (PERSONAL FILES)

  • Deposit

    Chester, 1965, USBM IC-9252, p. 83.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 1974-05-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Bureau of Mines MRDS M055212 = 10103784, Wright
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090015 = 10162817
Reporter 1980-07-16 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090036 = 10259814, Guess Property) and MAS 0051090135 = 10259931
Editor 2012-11-08 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate records 10162817, 10259814, 10103784, 10259931.