Yantis Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040362
MRDS ID M055086
MAS/MILS ID 51090140
Record type Site
Current site name Yantis Mine
Alternate or previous names Coyle's Prospect, Jones and Coyle
Related records 10259614

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -93.7, 34.17495 (WGS84)
Elevation 238
Location accuracy 25(meters)
Relative position 6 MI. NORTH OF MURFREESBORO. Mine symbol 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 007S 025W 6 NE NE 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) -93.7, 34.17495

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 50 E
    Dip 80 W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults In Sandstone And Sharp Folds

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: MAIN ORE BODY IS IN ANTICLINAL FOLD IN SANDSTONE

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 year 1941
Discoverer Hintze
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of last production 1942

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Ozan Graysonia Lumber Co
    Year 1944

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 22.86M

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF MID 1940'S 75 FT. SHAFT AND A DRIFT OFF THE 75 FT. LEVEL HAVE BEEN CUT. LAST YR. OPERATED WAS 1942

Comments on development

  • SOME WATER IS IN THE SHAFT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055086
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090140 =newMRDS 10259614, 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
Editor 2012-11-16 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10259614
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090140 = 10259614