Ayers Cut

Occurrence in Boone county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080981
MRDS ID W032525
Record type Site
Current site name Ayers Cut

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.99935, 36.35091 (WGS84)
Elevation 267
Location accuracy 100(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 4 MILES SW OF SOUTH LEAD HILL, TO THE EAST OF RT. 7, ON EAST-FACING PLATEAU EDGE, Small Scale Map; Elevations Rough Estimates
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Boone

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 20N 19W 26 SE4 OF NE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON SAME HILL AS JONES PROSPECT, ALSO 40 FEET ABOVE THE CREEK, AND ACROSS VALLEY FROM THE COMBINATION LODE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.99935, 36.35091

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Dip 4 DEGREES

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Joints

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE ORE IS GALENA IN SMALL AMOUNTS, OCCURRING IN THIN VEINS IN THE JOINTS OF THE LIMESTONE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name North Arkansas Zinc Region

Land status

Ownership category Private

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall length 2.13M
    Overall width 6.1M

Comments on the workings information

  • PRINCIPAL DEVELOPMENT IS AN OPENING 20'X12; 7 FEET DEEP. THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHER SMALL OPENINGS IN THE SAME LEVEL, ALL PRODUCING GALENA.

Comments on development

  • PROSPECT HAS PROBABLY CONTRIBUTED ORE TO A SHIPMENT DERIVED FROM SEVERAL VERY SMALL PRODUCERS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032525

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ARKANSAS, FOR 1892 (PUBLISHED IN DEC., 1900), VOL. V: THE ZINC & LEAD REGION OF NORTH ARKANSAS, BY STATE GEOLOGIST JOHN C. BRANNER; P. 75....USGS LIBRAY (241) AR5; YELLVILLE SHEET

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SMALL SEGREGATED VEINS OF GALENA ALONG JOINT PLANES
Deposit NO PRODUCTION DATA AVAILABLE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-82 Wright, Noel J. (Calkins, James A.) U.S. Geological Survey