Hill 2

Past Producer in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040337
MRDS ID M055056
MAS/MILS ID 51090037
Record type Site
Current site name Hill 2
Related records 10284355

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Centroid
Geographic coordinates: -93.48, 34.19201 (WGS84)
Elevation 146
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 8 MI NE OF PIKE CITY, ARK. Approx. centroild of prospects 50-53 in IC-23, pl. III.
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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 006S 023W 29 SW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • Cut 1 is at east end of Hill 2 in SW4 Sec. 33, T6S, R23W. Cut 2 is an open stope near the mouth of a small creek in SE4SW4 sec. 29, T6S, R23W. Cuts 3 and 5 are at the head of a small valley at the SE corner of the NE4SW4 sec. 29, T6S, R23W. Cut 4 is in the SE4SW4 sec. 29, T6S, R23W.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result VARIOUS CUTS YIELDED 10-20 LB HG PER TON OF ORE

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Jackfork Sandstone, Sandstone
    Rock description Jackfork Sandstone, Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Centroid (1) -93.48, 34.19201

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Hill Is Located Between Two Thrust Faults
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 74 W
    Dip 65 SW
    Width 0.15M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults In Sandstone And Breccia

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 Past Producer
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 Mid-Continent Quicksilver Corp.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 13.72M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • DEVELOPED BY PITS AND STOPES. AND SHAFTS AS OF 1937.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055056
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090037 = newMRDS 10284355, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    USGS BULL 886-C

  • 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 ORE FOUND ON SOUTH SIDE OF HILL 2. ORE IS CONCENTRATED ALONG FAULTS.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-15 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10284355
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines 0051090037 = 10284355