Parker Hill Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040354
MRDS ID M055077
MAS/MILS ID 51090064
Record type Site
Current site name Parker Hill Mine
Related records 10211401

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.72639, 34.16357 (WGS84)
Relative position 6 MI NNE OF MURFREESBORO. West of the Little Missouri River on a small sanststone knowll.
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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 1 SE SE SW Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • MINE IS UNDER LAKE GREESON FORMED BY NARROWS DAM.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary
Antimony Primary

Materials information

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

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic Alteration

Analytical data

Result 11 LB ORE

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.72639, 34.16357

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Folds And Tear Faults
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
    Strike N 5 TO 8 E
    Dip 60 E
    Width 1.83M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Ore Is Found In Shattered Sandstone Nose Of A Fold. And Along Tear Fault. Quartz Veins With Cinnabar Have Been Discovered.

Comments on the geologic information

  • 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 Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant Yes
Discovery year 1931
Discoverer Crown Cox
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner G. J. Parker
    Year 1941
  • Type Operator
    Owner Mercury Producers, Inc.
  • Type Owner
    Owner G. J. Parker, Arkansas Quicksilver Corp.
    First year 1941
  • Type Owner
    Owner T.B. Palmer
    Year 1944
  • Type Unknown
    Owner Arkansas Quicksilver Mines Inc.
    Year 1965

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • POOR CHANCE FOR FUTURE PRODUCTION. SOME RESERVES OF 2 LB HG PER TON ROCK.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 158.5M
  • Type of workings Underground
  • Type of workings Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • DEVELOPMENT AS OF 1942: ONE 75 FT. SHAFT, ONE 129 FT. SHAFT, 30 FT DRIFT. BY 1941, MINE WAS STOPED TO 500 FT. LEVEL. LAST OPERATED 1944
  • 307 ft. shaft by 1965

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055077
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090064 =newMRDS 10211401, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    Gallagher, 1942, USGS BULL. 936-H

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    CHESTER, J.W., 1965, MERCURY IN ARKANSAS: USBM IC 8252

  • Production

    CHESTER, J.W., 1965, MERCURY IN ARKANSAS: USBM IC 8252

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STRIKE AND DIP FIGURES ARE FOR ORE BODY ALONG FAULT TRACE. VEIN IS UP TO TWO FT. THICK. STEEP TABULAR BODIES 50 FT LONG OCCUR

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 10211401.
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines 0051090064 = 10211401