Beulah Green-Pink Green Placer

Occurrence in Howard county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Titanium, Metal

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10068358
MRDS ID W001374
Record type Site
Current site name Beulah Green-Pink Green Placer
Related records 10138707

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.93353, 33.88346 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Howard

Comments on the location information

  • MARQUETTE IRON DIST. CONTAINS AROUND 125 MINES. MOST ARE NOW EXTINCT, BUT THOSE OPERATING, ABOUT TO OPERATE OR RECENTLY CLOSED HAVE BEEN WRITTEN UP SEPARATELY.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Titanium, Metal Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ORIGINALLY, THREE OF THE FOUR PRECAMBRIAN U.S. TYPES OF ORES WERE MINED 1) SOFT ORE; 2) HARD ORES; 3) SILICEOUS ORES TODAY, MINING IS BECOMING BASED MORE AND MORE ON LOW GRADE 1) MAGNETITE TACONITE AND 2) JASPER ORES. THESE ORES ARE GROUND, SEPARATED AND PELLETIZED, BEFORE SHIPMENT. (HENCE, ARE CONCENTRATE ORES). TRACY MINE AND MATHER MINE STILL ARE MINING SOFT ORE. HUMBOLDT MINE WAS THE FIRST CONCENTRATE MINE. HUMBOLDT, OPENING IN 1954 (AND CLOSING IN 1971), WAS FOLLOWED BY REPUBLIC MINE, OPENING IN 1956 (AND STILL OPERATING; SUMMER 1972): AND BY TILDEN MINE, WHICH WILL BEGIN PRODUCTION IN 1975

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Ilmenite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.93353, 33.88346

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: PRECAMBRIAN W, X, AND Y.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Comments on development

  • ECON.COM: IN 1960, THE COST OF PRODUCING A LONG TON OF ORE FROM AN UNDERGROUND MINE IN THE MARQUETTE RANGE WAS $10.88, AS COMPARED TO $11.80 FOR THE GOGEBIC RANGE, AND $9.87 FOR THE MENOMINEE RANGE. DECLINE IN COSTS FROM 1959 WAS DUE TO CLOSING HIGHER-COST MINES AS DEMAND DECLINED (MINERALS YEARBOOK 1960, V. III, P. 517).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W001374

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HOLBROOK 1948 ARK. DIV. GEOL. BULL 13

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ONLY 4000 TONS ILMENITE, PROBABLY SIMILAR DEPOSITS ELSEWHERE IN AREA ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit LOWER PRECAMBRIAN "W" (OR ARCHEAN) ROCKS OVERLAIN BY MIDDLE PRECAMBRIAN "X" (OR MARQUETTE RANGE SUPERGROUP) ROCKS. LOWER PRECAMBRIAN W CRYSTALLINE ROCKS BLOCK FAULTED AND DIFFERENTIALLY RAISED AND LOWERED; FORMING TROUGHS. MIDDLE PRECAMBRIAN "X" (OR MARQUETTE RANGE SUPERGROUP) ROCKS AS SEMI-CONSOLIDATED SEDIMENTS SLUMPED INTO THE TROUGHS. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME ENTIRE AREA REGIONALLY THERMAL METAMORPHOSED, CREATING METAMORPHIC FACIES OR NODES. THE MARQUETTE DISTRICT AFFECTED BY THE REPUBLIC NODE, WHICH ZONES FROM CHLORITE TO SILLIMANITE, EXCLUSIVE OF KYANITE ONLY. SILLIMANITE ZONE IS IN VICINITY OF AND INCLUDES REPUBLIC TOWN AND REPUBLIC OPEN PIT. REST OF ZONED AREAS ARE REGULAR SHAPED, FAIRLY ROUND WITH SLIGHT FLATENING TO THE NORTHEAST. (JAMES, H. L., 1955, P. 1455-1488)
Deposit DESCRIPTIVE (CANNON, 1986) AND GRADE AND TONNAGE (MOSIER AND SINGER, 1986) DEPOSIT MODELS OF SUPERIOR FE ARE IN COX AND SINGER, 1986, MINERAL DEPOSIT MODELS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN, 1693, P. 228-230. LARUE (1981) FOUND THAT CHEMICAL IRON SEDIMENTATION APPARENTLY TOOK PLACE WITH LITTLE REGARD TO BASINAL OR PLATFORM ENVIRONMENTS. BOTH ENVIRONMENTS SHOW PERIODS OF CHEMICAL-IRON SEDIMENTATION. HOWEVER, IN BOTH ENVIRONMENTS, DEPOSITION OF IRON WAS RESTRICTED TO PERIODS OF DETRITAL-SEDIMENT STARVATION.
Deposit Discovery Year: 1844 AND BEFORE BY INDIANS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1973 Force, Eric R. U.S. Geological Survey