Palmer Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040353
MRDS ID M055076
MAS/MILS ID 51090063
Record type Site
Current site name Palmer Prospect
Alternate or previous names Palmer Hill
Related records 10259701

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.52861, 34.1944 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Relative position 6 MI NNE OF PIKE CITY, ARK. Coordinates from #33 on IC-23 plate.
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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 26 NWNWSE Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Dickite Gangue
Limonite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Gap Ridge Sandstone, Sandstone
    Rock description Gap Ridge Sandstone, Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.52861, 34.1944

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description 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-Underground
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 Unknown
    Owner T.B. Palmer
    Year 1976
    First year 1934
  • Type Operator
    Owner Atoka Quicksilver Corp.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS IN 1937 INCLUDED SEVERAL CROSSCUTS AND PITS HAVE BEEN OPENED. ONE 52 FT SHAFT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055076
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090063 =newMRDS 10259701, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1937, BULL. 886-C

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    CHESTER, 1965, MERCURY IN ARKANSAS, USBM IC 8252

  • Deposit

    Clardy, B.F., and Bush, W.V., 1976, Mercury district of southwest Arkansas: Arkansas Geological Commission Information Circular 23, 57 p.

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 10259701
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines 0051090063 = 10259701