Floyd Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040335
MRDS ID M055053
MAS/MILS ID 50610018
Record type Site
Current site name Floyd Prospect
Alternate or previous names S.W. Floyd
Related records 10259957

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.82778, 34.15639 (WGS84)
Elevation 158
Relative position 7 MI NW OF MURFREESBORO
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Howard

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 007S 027W 12 NESWSE Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • MAS gave location as NAD27 34-9-26, -93-49-36, or about 125 m to the NE.

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
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.82778, 34.15639

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

  • HOST ROCK IS LOCALLY FRACTURED LIGHT-GRAY SANDSTONE WHICH STRIKES N 72 E AND DIPS 87 S. 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 year 1933
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Brown And Rison
  • Type Owner
    Owner O. Brown

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937, SEVERAL PROSPECT HOLES HAVE BEEN DUG, THE LARGEST OF WHICH IS 10 FT. SQ AND 35 FT. DEEP

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055053
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 50610018 =newMRDS 10259957, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Reed and Wells, 1938, USGS BULL. 886-C.

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    Chester, 1965, USBM, IC-8252.

  • Production

    USBM DATA

  • Deposit

    BROWN, W.F., ET AL., 1955, MINERAL RESOURCES OF ARKANSAS.

  • Deposit

    THOENEN, ARK MINERAL BOOK

  • Deposit

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CINNABAR IS LOCALIZED IN FRACTURES IN SANDSTONE.

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 10259957
Reporter 1983-11-17 Reynolds U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0050610018 = 10259957