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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040363
MRDS ID M055088
MAS/MILS ID 51090131
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed
Related records 10163029

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.72583, 34.15806 (WGS84)
Relative position 5 MI NNW OF MURFREESBORO
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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 026W 12 C Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATED AT CENTER OF SECTION

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic Alteration

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Gap. Ridge Sandstone Member Of Stanley Shale Penn. Sandstone
    Rock description Gap. Ridge Sandstone Member Of Stanley Shale Penn. Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.72583, 34.15806

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.

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

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Cinnabar Mining Co.

Comments on the production information

  • NO PRODUCTION DATA

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall depth 9.14M

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO PITS, ONE 15 FT. DEEP, ONE 30 FT. DEEP. AS OF 1937

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055088
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090131 =newMRDS 10163029, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-27 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10163029
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090131 = 10163029