Wann Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040360
MRDS ID M055084
MAS/MILS ID 51090137
Record type Site
Current site name Wann Mine
Alternate or previous names Mcrae and Wann, Old Argentine (?)
Related records 10284656

Comments on the site identification

  • Uncertain if the Old Argentine (10138599) is the same as the Wann (10040360). They are in adjacent sections.

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Approximate
Geographic coordinates: -93.68861, 34.16579 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position 5 MILES N OF MURFREESBORO, 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 007S 025W 5 NE SW SW Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • original MRDS record gave coordinates of 34-11-0, -93-43-30, which is about 2.5 km to the NW.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Mercury Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic Alteration

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

Approximate (1) -93.68861, 34.16579

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Thrust Faults, Close Folds
Regional Thrust Faults, N-S Tear Faults, And Two Fold Systems ; Reg.Trends: Thrust Faulting From S In Late Paleozoic.

Ore body information

  • Strike N 10 TO 20 W
    Dip 85 E

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Cinnabar Was Localized Along A Fault, And In Jointed Sandstone Parallelling The Fault.

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 year 1941
Discoverer Fletcher M. Mcrae
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner H. Wann
    Year 1944

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF MID 1940'S ONE 60 FT SHAFT. SEVERAL PITS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055084
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090137 =newMRDS 10284656, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Production

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CINNABAR OCCURS ALONG FAULT HAVING ATTITUDE SHOWN ABOVE AS WELL AS IN JOINTED SANDSTONE PARALLELLING THE FAULT.

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 10284656
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 005090137 = 10284656