Funderburk Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040336
MRDS ID M055054
MAS/MILS ID 51090034
Record type Site
Current site name Funderburk Prospect
Related records 10187413

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.65861, 34.17667 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
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 NWNWNW Arkansas

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 Stanley Shale, Shale & Sandstone;Stearns Parker Hill Member, Sandstone
    Rock description Stanley Shale, Shale & Sandstone;Stearns Parker Hill Member, Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.65861, 34.17667

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

  • Strike N 20 E
    Dip 60 SE

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
Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of last production 1944
Production years 1940

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner J.H. Funderburk
    Year 1944
  • Type Operator
    Owner Interstate Trust
    Year 1944
  • Type Operator
    Owner Barfield, C . I.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937 DEVELOPMENT CONSISTED OF TRENCH 75 FT. LONG, 10 FT WIDE, 20 FT. DEEP. LAST OPERATED 1944

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055054
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090034 =newMRDS 10187413, 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, p. 83.

  • Production

    USBM DATA

  • 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 10187413
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines 0051090034 = 10187413