Union Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040357
MRDS ID M055080
MAS/MILS ID 51090082
Record type Site
Current site name Union Mine
Alternate or previous names Union Mining Co., Busby, Union Mining Co, Prospect 29
Related records 10284034

Comments on the site identification

  • Busby may be part of the Union Mine. Possibly it is about 800 m east in T6S, R24W, Sec. 321, NESE at 34-11-9, -93-35-33 (NAD27). According to deleted and unverifiable record 10284152 (MAS 0051090023) it was owned by Ozan-Graysonia Lumber Co. in 1944, and operated by Central Mining Co based in TX. A.B. Wilson deleted the unverifiable Busby record.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.60111, 34.18245 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Relative position 6 MI NNE OF PIKE CITY, ARK. #29 on IC-23.
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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 31 NW SE Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Comments on the analytical data

  • Best ore grade: 10 pounds.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.60111, 34.18245

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 Surface-Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of last production 1942

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner C.R. Irvin
    Year 1965
  • Type Unknown
    Owner Central Mercury Mining and Development Co.
    Year 1976
  • Type Operator
    Owner Union Mining Co.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO SHAFTS AND SEVERAL OPEN CUTS. INACTIVE SINCE 1942.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055080
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090082 =newMRDS 10284034, merged and deleted.
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055206 = newMRDS 10040428, merged and deleted.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090023 = newMREDS 10214152, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    Chester, 1965, USBM IC-8252, p. 85.

  • Production

    USBM DATA

  • 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 also record M055206 = 10040428.
Editor 2012-11-16 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate records 10040428 and 10284034 and 10284152
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090082 = 10284034 MAS 0051090023 = 10284152