Pike Mining Co.

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040356
MRDS ID M055079
MAS/MILS ID 51090068
Record type Site
Current site name Pike Mining Co.
Alternate or previous names Rainbow Mining Co.
Related records 10114608

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -93.52861, 34.19607 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 6 MI NNE 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 024W 26 C N2 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATED AT CENTER OF SECTION

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
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -93.52861, 34.19607

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

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 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 Operator
    Owner Pike Mining Co.

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE ADIT IS CUT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055079
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090068 = newMRDS 10114608, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Production

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-16 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10114608
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines 0051090068 = 10114608