Wheeler's Property

Occurrence in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040361
MRDS ID M055085
MAS/MILS ID 51090138
Record type Site
Current site name Wheeler's Property
Alternate or previous names Wheeler, Amity Quicksilver, Exploration, Schwartzberg, Antoine Quicksilver, Cinnabar Queen, Seitz Lease, Deering Mine., Amity, Wheelers Property, Wheelers Prospect
Related records 10162711

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -93.49389, 34.20107 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 9 MILES NE 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 023W 19; 30 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • MAS gives loc. in Sec. 30 as NE NE NW

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Metacinnabar Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic Alteration

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
    Rock unit name Stanley Shale, Shale
    Rock description Stanley Shale, Shale
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -93.49389, 34.20107

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 69-81 E
    Dip 69 SE TO 79 NW

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 Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Amity Quicksilver Corp.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Warner L. Deering
    Home office Amity, Ar.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 12.19M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937, PROSPECT IS EXPLORED BY A 15 BY 30 FT TRENCH 15 FT. DEEP. ALSO INCLINED SHAFT 20 FT. LONG, 8 FT. WIDE, 40 FT. DEEP.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055085
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090138 =newMRDS 10162711, merged and deleted.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090139 =newMRDS 10235520, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    CHESTER, 1965, MERCURY IN ARKANSAS, USBM IC 8252

  • Deposit

    THOENEN, ARK MINERAL BOOK

  • Production

    USBM UNPUB DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CINNABAR COATS FRACTURE SURFACES WITH FILMS

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 records 10235520 and 10162711
Reporter 1980-06-16 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090138 = 10162711
Reporter 1983-11-17 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090139 = 10235520