Arkansas Bauxite Region

Producer in Saline county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Aluminum, Kaolin

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10068413
MRDS ID W001467
Record type Site
Current site name Arkansas Bauxite Region

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.50016, 34.50012 (WGS84)
Elevation 1036
Relative position SOUTH OF LITTLE ROCK DIST. ALSO EXTENDS INTO PULASKI COUNTY
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Saline

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Aluminum Primary
Kaolin Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bauxite Ore
Gibbsite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.50016, 34.50012

Ore body information

  • General form POD/LENS - TABULAR
    Thickness 18.29M
    Depth to top 152.4M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Residual Material On Syenite And Stratigraphic Zones

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1887
Discoverer J. C. Branner
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1896
Production years 1950-1973

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Alcoa, Reynolds, Several Others

Comments on the production information

  • CONSIDERABLE PRODUCTION

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • 2 POTENTIAL, RESOURCES 5-8 FT. DEPOSITS, 1950, PP. 299. 3. RESERVES, MORE THAN 8 FT. DEPOSITS, ESTIMATED 1973

Comments on development

  • ECON.COM: THE LEADING U.S. BAUXITE PRODUCING DISTRICT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W001467

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    GORDON, MACKENZIE, JR., TRACEY, J. I., JR., AND ELLIS, M. W., 1958, GEOLOGY OF THE ARKANSAS BAUXITE REGION: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 299, P. 268

  • Deposit

    U.S.B.M. REPT. INVS. 4251-4268

  • Deposit

    GORDON, MACKENZIE, JR., TRACEY, J.I., JR., AND ELLIS, M.W., GEOLOGY OF THE ARKANSAS BAUXITE REGION: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 299, 268 P.

  • Deposit

    U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 4251-4268: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES.

  • Deposit

    1942 DIREXPL USBM - MANY

  • Deposit

    1942 GEOLMAP GORDON AND OTHERS

  • Production

    ESTIMATE

  • Reserve-Resource

    ITEM 1, RESERVES MORE THAN 8 FT. DEPOSITS, 1950 PROF PAPER299

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit BAUXITE OCCURS AS (1) RESIDUAL MATERIAL ON SYENITE (2) TRANSPORTED MATERIAL ON SYENITE (3) TRANSPORTED MATERIAL IN SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1973 Patterson, Sam H. U.S. Geological Survey