Hopkins Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040340
MRDS ID M055059
MAS/MILS ID 51090041
Record type Site
Current site name Hopkins Prospect
Alternate or previous names Hopkins Hill
Related records 10211721

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.705, 34.169 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Relative position Location from IC-23, #17 on plate.
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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 6 C S2 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • NE/4 SW/4 SEC 6

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, Sandstone, Shale
    Rock description Stanley Shale, Sandstone, Shale
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.705, 34.169

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 65 E
    Dip 70 S

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-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 Dr. J.S. Hopkins
    Year 1942
  • Type Operator
    Owner U.S. Mercury Co.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Ozan-Graysonia Lumber Co.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • IN 1942 WORKINGS CONSISTED OF OPEN CUT 65 FT. LONG, 25 FT. DEEP. SEVERAL SHALLOW PITS. LAST OPERATED 1941.

Comments on development

  • WORK WAS DONE IN EARLY 1940'S

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055059
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090041 = newMRDS 10211721, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. BUREAU MINES REPORT OF INV. 4737

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1942, BULL. 936-H

  • Deposit

    DIREXPL U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, DRILLIN

  • Deposit

    Chester, 1965, USBM IC-8252, p. 83.

  • Production

    USBM DATA

  • Deposit

    Gallagher, 1942, USGS Bull. 936-H, p. 189-219.

  • 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 merged and deleted duplicate record 10211721
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090041 = 10211721