Craig Mine

Past Producer in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Mercury, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040344
MRDS ID M055064
MAS/MILS ID 51090045
Record type Site
Current site name Craig Mine
Alternate or previous names Isbell Prospect, Craig Mining Co., Jackfork Mining Co., Southern Mining and Reduction Co., Craig Mining and Development Co., Isbell Hill mine, Isabell Mine
Related records 10284461

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -93.69611, 34.16889 (WGS84)
Elevation 171
Location accuracy 25(meters)
Relative position 6 MI NORTH OF MURFREESBORO. Mine symbol at SW end of small island.
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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 06,05 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • In SE quarter of sec. 6.
  • IC-23 shows Isabell West at the very tip of the east end of the next island to the west, separated by Lake Greeson.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Calomel Ore
Cinnabar Ore
Metacinnabar Ore
Stibiconite Ore
Stibnite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic Alteration

Analytical data

Result 9.7 FL HG PRODUCED FROM 52.75 TONS SORTED ORE. ORE AVERAGED 8 LB HG PER TON IN MAIN STOPES. OTHER ORE RAN 3.5 LB HG PER TON.

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 Stanley Shale, Gap Ridge Sandstone Member, Sandstone;Jackfork Formation, Sandstone & Shale
    Rock description Stanley Shale, Gap Ridge Sandstone Member, Sandstone;Jackfork Formation, Sandstone & Shale

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -93.69611, 34.16889

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Thrust Faults, 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

  • General form TABULAR
    Thickness 7.01M
    Width 3.05M
    Length 7.32M

Controls for ore emplacement

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

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 Lessee
    Owner Jack Fork Mining Co (Shelby L. Craig)
    Year 1942
  • Type Operator
    Owner Craig Mining Co.
    First year 1941
  • Type Owner
    Owner Ozan-Graysonia Lumber Co.
    First year 1941
  • Type Owner
    Owner H. S. Shult
    Home office Wood River, IL
    Year 1943
  • Type Owner
    Owner Mrs. Lulu Bell
    Year 1944

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
    Overall depth 57.61M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • 20 PROSPECT PITS. A SHAFT IN EXCESS OF 189 FT. WITH FOUR LEVELS. 408 FT. OF TRENCHES WERE CUT. LAST OPERATED 1944.

Comments on development

  • IN 1941, THE REDUCTION EQUIPMENT CONSISTED OF ONE 15 TON ROTARY.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055064
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090045 =newMRDS 10284461, merged and deleted.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090027 =newMRDS 10259891, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1937, BULL. 886-C, p. 77.

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1942, BULL. 936-H

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    U.S. BUREAU MINES REPT. OF INV. 4737

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    USGS, 1937, 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.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TWO MAIN ORE BODIES, ONE WITH ABOVE DIMENSIONS, THE SECOND IS 8 FT. LONG, 12 FT. WIDE

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 10284461
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines 0051090045 = 10284461 0051090027 = 10259891