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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040366
MRDS ID M055092
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed
Alternate or previous names Prospect 27
Related records 10283990

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.63806, 34.17667 (WGS84)
Relative position 7 MILES N 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 025W 2 Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Tertiary

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
    Rock unit name Stanley Shale Penn. Shale, Sandstone;Gap Ridge Ss Member Of Stanley Shale Penn. Sandstone
    Rock description Stanley Shale Penn. Shale, Sandstone;Gap Ridge Ss Member Of Stanley Shale Penn. Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.63806, 34.17667

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

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

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 Arkansas Cinnabar Mining Co.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Albert Featherstone

Comments on the production information

  • NO PRODUCTION DATA

Comments on the workings information

  • APPROX 12 SMALL TRENCHES AND PITS AS OF 1937

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055092
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 5109132 = newMRDS 10283990, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1937, BULL. 886-C

  • Deposit

    BRANNER, G.C., 1932, CINNABAR IN SW. ARKANSAS, ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INF. CIRC. 2

  • 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 2012-11-20 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10283990. Correlated with Prospect 27 in IC-23.