Superior Mining Co.

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040434
MRDS ID M055213
MAS/MILS ID 51090080
Record type Site
Current site name Superior Mining Co.
Alternate or previous names Section 32, Sec. 32, Superior Mining Company
Related records 10138559

Comments on the site identification

  • Comment already in the database (as of sometime before 2002) notes "SAME AS M055063". That MRDS no. refers to the Interstate Mill, a plant. It should remain in the database as a separate record. See 10040343.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.58167, 34.18444 (WGS84)
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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 06S 24W 32 C Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore

Analytical data

Result 66 LB ORE

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.58167, 34.18444

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 method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of last production 1942

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 100.58M
  • Type of workings Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • INACTIVE SINCE 1942

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055213
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090080 =newMRDS 10138559, merged and deleted.
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055205 =newMRDS 10040427, merged and deleted.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090076 = newMRDS 10284037, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    CHESTER, J.W., 1965, MERCURY IN ARKANSAS: USBM IC 8252

  • Production

    USBM DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SAME AS M055063

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1974-05-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey also M055205 = 10040427.
Editor 2012-11-16 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted 3 duplicate records. MAS 0051090080 = 10138559 and MRDS M055205 = 10040427 and MAS 0051090076 = 10284037.
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090080 = 10138559