Mill Mountain Prospects

Occurrence in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040348
MRDS ID M055069
MAS/MILS ID 51090054
Record type Site
Current site name Mill Mountain Prospects
Related records 10138460

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Trench
Geographic coordinates: -93.72444, 34.161 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 5 MI NNE OF MURFREESBORO. On Mill Mountain. Coordinates are for approx. center of SW of NE of Sec 12.
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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 12 SW of NE Arkansas

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 Jackfork Formation, Sandstone
    Rock description Jackfork Formation, Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Trench (1) -93.72444, 34.161

Geologic structures

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

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
Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner George Bell and W.F. Hintze
    Year 1938
  • Type Owner
    Owner Arkansas Power & Light Co.
    Year 1938
  • Type Operator
    Owner Cinnabar Mining Co.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Length 12.19M
    Width 2.13M
    Overall depth 7.62M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS IN 1937 WERE 40 FT LONG TRENCH, 7 FT WIDE, 25 FT. DEEP.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055069
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090054 =newMRDS 10138460, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    USGS, 1938, BULL. 886-C

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit LITTLE ORE IS IN EVIDENCE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-27 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10138460.
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090054 = 10138460