Hill 34

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040339
MRDS ID M055058
MAS/MILS ID 50190008
Record type Site
Current site name Hill 34
Alternate or previous names Humphrey 34 ?, Hill in Sec. 34, Humphrey 34
Related records 10138123

Comments on the site identification

  • If Hill 34 = Humphrey 34, then the owner is Humphrey Gold Corp. If these are not the same mine, then remove Humphrey as the owner.

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Pit
Geographic coordinates: -93.44389, 34.17607 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 8 MI NE OF PIKE CITY, ARK. Sevearl workings on top of the hill. At least two mine symbols on topo. Coordinates are for the westernmost symbol.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Clark

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 006S 023W 34 S2 Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore

Analytical data

Result ORE RAN 8 TO 15 LB HG PER TON.

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

Pit (1) -93.44389, 34.17607

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Amity Fault On North, Thrust Fault On South.
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 80 E
    Dip 90
    Depth to bottom 12.19M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Cinnabar Located In Fractures In Sandstone

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

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Humphrey Gold Corp.
    Year 1965
  • Type Unknown
    Owner Southern Kraft Corp.
    Year 1938
  • Type Unknown
    Owner Mercury Mining Co.
    Year 1938
  • Type Unknown
    Owner Mid-Continent Quicksilver Corp.
    Year 1938

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937, SHAFT 60 FT. DEEP. CUT 35 FT. DEEP BY 150 FT. LONG. ONE SHAFT 110 FT. DEEP.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055058
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 50190008 =newMRDS 10138123, merged and deleted.

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.

  • Production

    USGS BULL. 886-C

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE IS DISSEMINATED IN SANDSTONE.

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 duplicaate record 10138123
Reporter 1982-09-29 Long U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0050190008 = 10138123