Clark's Prospect

Occurrence in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040332
MRDS ID M055050
MAS/MILS ID 51090025
Record type Site
Current site name Clark's Prospect
Alternate or previous names Clarks Prospect, Clark Prospect
Related records 10114162

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Pit
Geographic coordinates: -93.481, 34.174 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position One pit is on top of the ridge, the other two are on the osuth side. Location of #49 on IC-23 plate.
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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 007S 023W 5 SWSWNE Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • Location in MAS record at 93-28-35 plots in center of sec. 5. (MRDS record gave 93-31-30, which plots in sec. 2, 4 1/2 km to the west.)
  • IC-23 gives section as NE of NW sec. 5.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Pit (1) -93.481, 34.174

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description 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 FORMATIONS DIP S AND ARE DEFORMED BY THRUST FAULTS, TEAR FAULTS, BEDDING PLANE FAULTS, AND FOLDS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Comments on the production information

  • NO PRODUCTION DATA

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO OPEN CUTS REVEAL ORE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055050
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090025 = 10114162, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    Clardy, B.F., and Bush, W.V., 1976, Mercury district of southwest Arkansas: Arkansas Geological Commission Information Circular 23, 57 p.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-10-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-14 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10114162
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090025 = 10114162