Cox Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040333
MRDS ID M055051
MAS/MILS ID 51090026
Record type Site
Current site name Cox Prospect
Alternate or previous names J.J. Cox Prospect
Related records 10114564

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.64694, 34.17639 (WGS84)
Elevation 201
Relative position 6 MI NNE OF MURFREESBORO
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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 025W 3 SWNENE Arkansas

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 > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Stanley Shale, Shale & Sandstone;Gap Ridge Sandstone Member Of Stanley Shale
    Rock description Stanley Shale, Shale & Sandstone;Gap Ridge Sandstone Member Of Stanley Shale
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.64694, 34.17639

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 Intersecting Sandstone, And Sharp Folds

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: CARB. FMS 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

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner A.T. Cox
    Year 1965
  • Type Operator
    Owner D. O. Roller, C. H. Lumin, I. J. Brooks
  • Type Owner
    Owner Albert Featherstone

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937 TWO 30 FT. SHAFTS, ONE 20 FT. TRENCH.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055051
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090026 =newMRDS 10114564, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1938, BULL. 886-C

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    CHESTER, 1965, MERCURY IN ARKANSAS, USBM IC 8252

  • 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 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-14 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10114564.
Reporter 2012-05-20 rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090026 = 10114564