East Gap Ridge Mine

Past Producer in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Mercury, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040334
MRDS ID M055052
MAS/MILS ID 51090030
Record type Site
Current site name East Gap Ridge Mine
Alternate or previous names Eastern part of Gap Ridge
Related records 10187255

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.73278, 34.16056 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Relative position 4.5 MILES NNW 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 026W 11,12 SE NE; SW NW Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Calomel Ore
Cinnabar Ore
Metacinnabar Ore
Stibiconite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Dickite Gangue
Goethite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Stanley Shale Penn. Sandstone, Shale;Gap Ridge Sandstone Member Of The Stanley Shale Penn. Sandstone
    Rock description Stanley Shale Penn. Sandstone, Shale;Gap Ridge Sandstone Member Of The Stanley Shale Penn. Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.73278, 34.16056

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

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Intersections, Sharp Folds, And Intersection Of Sandstone Beds With Main Fault Zone.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1931
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Arkansas Power And Light Co.; Southern Kraft Paper Co.
  • Type Owner
    Owner J.G. Parker
    Year 1944

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 25.91M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055052
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090030 =newMRDS 10187255, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. BUREAU MINES REPT. OF INV. 4737

  • Deposit

    Gallagher, 1942, USGS BULL. 936-H

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    DIREXPL USBM IN EARLY 1940'

  • Deposit

    Reed & Wells, 1938, USGS Bull. 886-C, p. 82-83.

  • Production

    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 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-14 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10187255.
Reporter 2012-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090030 = 10187255