Interstate Mill (Facility)

Plant in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Mercury, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040343
MRDS ID M055063
MAS/MILS ID 51090043
Record type Site
Current site name Interstate Mill (Facility)
Alternate or previous names Funk Property, V.B. Lewis Property, Vb Lewis Property
Related records 10284634

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Plant
Geographic coordinates: -93.58833, 34.18468 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Relative position 5 MILES N 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 006S 024W 32 NW SW NW Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Calomel Ore
Cinnabar Ore
Metacinnabar Ore
Stibiconite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Dickite Gangue
Goethite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Plant (1) -93.58833, 34.18468

Geologic structures

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

Ore body information

  • Dip VERTICAL
    Depth to top 15.24M
    Width 1.22M
    Length 3.66M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Intersections, Sharp Folds, And Intersection Of Sandstone Beds With Main Fault Zone Are Favorable Locations For Mineralization.

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 Processing Plant
Development status Plant
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 Superior Mining Co.
    First year 1941

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • POOR CHANCES FOR FUTURE PRODUCTION, SOME RESERVES OF LESS THAN 2 LB HG PER TON ROCK.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 15.24M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937, PIT 40 BY 3 FT AND 40 FT. DEEP. ONE 50 FT. SHAFT.

Comments on development

  • MINE SHAFTS NOW FLOODED

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055063

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Production

    USGS, 1937, BULL 886-C

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE IS MINERALIZED SANDSTONE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-16 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10284634
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090043 = 10284634