Hill 3

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040338
MRDS ID M055057
Record type Site
Current site name Hill 3

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -93.462, 34.184 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 7 MI NE OF PIKE CITY, ARK.. A.B. Wilson moved coordinates about 4 1/2 km SSW so they plot south of both Bemis Hill and Hill 2 as described in Bull. 886-C. Bull 886 says this is in NW4 sec. 33. Further zoned in on location using #59 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 33 SE NW Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • PLSS not specified, but probably in Sec. 32 or 33 based on relative positions to nearby mines on pl. 7, Bull. 886-C.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore

Analytical data

Result ORE RAN FROM 10 TO 14 LB HG PER TON.

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -93.462, 34.184

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, N-S Tear Faults, And Two Fold Systems

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Ore Located In Fractures Near Axial Planes Of Folds. Mine Is On South Side Of South Branch Of Cowhide Fault.

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 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.
  • Type Unknown
    Owner Arkansas Quicksilver Co.
    Year 1938

Comments on the production information

  • NO PRODUCTION DATA

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 12.19M
  • Type of workings Surface

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE CUT 60 FT. LONG, ONE CUT 65 FT. LONG. AS OF 1937.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055057

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Reed and Wells, 1938, 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.

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