Cave Mine

Past Producer in Boone county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Zinc, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080983
MRDS ID W032524
Record type Site
Current site name Cave Mine
Alternate or previous names Single Terry Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.96962, 36.35286 (WGS84)
Elevation 297
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 4.3 MILES SW OF SOUTH LEAD HILL, JUST WEST OF RT. 7, ON EAST FACING EDGE OF PLATEAU
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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 NE4 OF NW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF A HOLLOW DRAINING INTO SUGAR LOAF CREEK, ON A NORTHWARD FACING HILL 70-80 FEET ABOVE THE BOTTOM OF THE GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ANALYSIS OF "COTTON" ROCK, LIGHT GRAY SILICEOUS DOLOMITE: M60 18. & 18.10, CO2 41.67 & 41.60

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Analytical data

Result (BY P. ALLAIRE, ANALYST) SIO2 12.21 & 12.18, FE2O3 0.96 & 1.01, AL2O31.10 & 1.16
Result CAL 26.04 & 25.95,

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.96962, 36.35286

Controls for ore emplacement

  • ?

Comments on the geologic information

  • SACCHAROIDAL SANDSTONE, 30' ABOVE SHAFT TOP, 15 5' THICK, AND IS 2-3' BENEATH THE ST. JOE MARBLE, WITH THE CHERT OVERLYING THAT, THE LATTER TWO FORMING A LAYER ABOUT 25 FEET THICK.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name North Arkansas Zinc Region

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner See L110

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 30.48M
    Overall depth 25.3M

Comments on the workings information

  • THERE IS ALSO AN OPEN CUT 75' LONG SHAFT IS 83 FEET DEEP, DRIFT IS 100 FEET LONG MOST OF LEAD ORE SAID TO COME FROM BOTTOM OF SHAFT. TOP OF SHAFT IS 30 FEET BELOW THE BOTTOM OF A LAYER OF SACCHARDIDAL SANDSTONE

Comments on development

  • O.E. HINES SAID IN 1892 THAT HE HAD SHIPPED 2 WAGON LOADS FROM THERE DOWN THE WHITE RIVER, TO BATESVILLE AND FROM THERE BY RAIL TO ST. LOUIS, MO.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032524

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. 74...USGS LIBRARY, (241) AR5 SEE YELLVILLE SHEET

  • Production

    FROM RECORD OF STATEMENT BY O.E. HINES IN 1892 PRG. GEOL. SUR. ANNUAL RPT. P. 73

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VERTICAL SHAFT'S BOTTOM IS ABOUT LEVEL WITH BOTTOM OF ADJACENT GU LCH, IN HORIZONTAL BEDDED DOLOMITE. NO FAULTS OR CAVITIES WERE MENTIONED AS POSSIBLE CHANNELS OF DEPOSITION.

Reporter information

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