Magnet Cove Barite Mine

Producer in Hot Spring county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Barium-Barite

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10067309
MRDS ID W000012
Record type Site
Current site name Magnet Cove Barite Mine
Alternate or previous names Arkansas Barite - Project 4001
Related records 10187253

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.81684, 34.46679 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Hot Spring

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Barium-Barite Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Barite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.81684, 34.46679

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: SEE SCULL, IN MR-43. BLACK, BEDDED BARITE IN LOWER STANLEY SHALE OF MISS AGE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Magnet Cove

Ownership information

  • Type Unknown
    Owner National Lead Corp
    Year 1944

Production statistics

  • Year 1970
    Period 1939-1970
    Material BA
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^92 - 94 % Baso4
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    BaSO4 Barium-Barite Barium 93wt-pct

Comments on the production information

  • FLOATATION PRODUCT BY MAGNET COVE BARITE CO. AND BAROID SALES DIV. NATIONAL LEAD CO., CO-OWNERS OF DEPOSIT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W000012

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SCULL, 1958 IN USGS MR-43 (1965)

  • Production

    PARKS, 1932, USGS BULL. 1072B EXPLORATION REPORT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-71 Brobst, D.A. U.S. Geological Survey