Hudgins Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040341
MRDS ID M055060
MAS/MILS ID 51090042
Record type Site
Current site name Hudgins Prospect
Alternate or previous names Russell, Section 9, Hudgens
Related records 10284595

Comments on the site identification

  • The deposit in SESW sec. 9, T7S, R26W is the Hudgins. The prospect in NENW sec. 16 is not. This is an unnamed prospect that is discussed with the Hudgins in Bull. 886-c, p. 86. May also include Propects 4 and 5 of Clardy and Bush (1976, p. 20).

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.7825, 34.15361 (WGS84)
Elevation 180
Relative position 7 MI NW 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 026W 9 SESWSW Arkansas
5th Principal 007S 026W 16 NENW Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Dickite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.7825, 34.15361

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Ne Trending Tear Faults
Regional Thrust Faults From S In Late Paleozoic ; Reg.Trends: Thrust Faults, N-S Tear Faults, And Two Fold Systems

Ore body information

  • Strike N 15 E
    Dip 80 E

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Cinnabar Occurs Along Joint Surfaces.

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: TWO DISTINCT GROUPS OF JOINTS FRACTURE THE SANDSTONE. ROCK IS LOCALLY BRECCIATED.

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
Production years 1933-1935

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner S. W. Russell

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 9.14M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • IN 1937, WORKINGS CONSISTED OF SHAFT 7 BY 7 AND 30 FT. DEEP. SEVERAL SMALL PITS IN THE VICINITY WERE LAST OPERATED 1935

Comments on development

  • DEVELOPMENT BEGAN IN 1933.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055060
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090042 = newMRDS 10284595, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Reed and Wells, 1948, USGS BULL. 886-C

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    Chesster, 1965, USBM IC-8252, p. 84.

  • 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.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TWO JOINT SETS FRACTURE THE SANDSTONE. THE PRINCIPAL SET (STRIKE AND DIP ABOVE) CONTAINS THE MOST CINNABAR. THE SECOND SET STRIKE EW DIP 26 N ALSO CONTAINS SOME CINNABAR.

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 10284595
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090042 = 10284595