Wall Mountain Shaft

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040358
MRDS ID M055082
MAS/MILS ID 51090135
Record type Site
Current site name Wall Mountain Shaft
Alternate or previous names Wall Mountain, Wall Mt. Shaft
Related records 10259931

Comments on the site identification

  • Guess Property and Wright are used as synonyms (or other names) for Antimony, Ltd (10040328) which is described as being in Sec. 35. Antimony Ltd may be associated with Wall Mountain, or may even be the same property.

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -93.5275, 34.17861 (WGS84)
Elevation 268
Location accuracy 100(meters)
Relative position 4.25 MILES NNE OF PIKE CITY, ARK. Shaft is shown but not labeled on topo.
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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 35 NW SW SE 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 Formation, Sandstone
    Rock description Jackfork Formation, Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -93.5275, 34.17861

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

  • Dip 45 E

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
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Ozan Graysonia Lumber Co
    Year 1965
  • Type Operator
    Owner Wall Mountain Mercury Corp.
  • Type Operator
    Owner Mid-Continent Quicksilver Corp.

Production statistics

  • Year 1937
    Period Before 1937
    Material HG
    Accuracy Estimate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^10-20 Lb/Ton Hg
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Mercury Mercury 6776g/mt

Comments on the production information

  • USGS BULL 886-C INDICATES 400 TONS

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 33.53M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • 110 FT SHAFT (NOW WATER FILLED) AS OF 1937

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055082
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090135 =newMRDS 10259931, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES.

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    USBM DATA

  • Deposit

    Clardy and Bush, 1976, Mercury District of southwest Arkansas: Arkansas Geological Commission Information Circular 23, 57 p.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit AGGREGATE THICKNESS OF SMALL ORE BODIES IS ABOUT 8 FT.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090135 = 10259931
Editor 2012-11-16 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10259931