Nelson's Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040349
MRDS ID M055071
MAS/MILS ID 51090056
Record type Site
Current site name Nelson's Prospect
Alternate or previous names Brown's Prospect, Nelsons Prospect, Browns Prospect
Related records 10187473

Comments on the site identification

  • Occurrence on p. 84 of IC-8252 is in this section. So is NW4 of Sec. 32, an unnamed, in Bull. 866-C, p. 71. Duplicate records are likely. There is no mine by the name of "Nelson" or "Brown" in IC-8252 or Bull. 886-C. Where did the name come from?

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.48083, 34.18167 (WGS84)
Elevation 244
Relative position 7 MILES NE OF PIKE CITY, ARK
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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 023W 32 NWNESW 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 Sandstone Penn. Sandstone
    Rock description Jackfork Sandstone Penn. Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.48083, 34.18167

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

  • Strike N 75 W
    Dip 69 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
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 Unknown
    Owner Ozan Graysonia Lumber Co
    Year 1965
  • Type Operator
    Owner Mid-Continent Quicksilver Corp.

Comments on the production information

  • 13 TONS AT 20 LB/TON, 40 TONS AT 7-9 LB/TON

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface

Comments on the workings information

  • CUT 75 FT LONG, 20 FT. DEEP. SEVERAL SMALL PITS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055071
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090056 =newMRDS 10187473, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1937, BULL. 886-C

  • Production

    USGS, 1937, BULL. 886-C

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 10187473
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines 0051090056 = 10187473