Combination Lode

Past Producer in Boone county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080984
MRDS ID W032526
Record type Site
Current site name Combination Lode

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.98268, 36.34591 (WGS84)
Elevation 274
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position ON A NORTH-FACING EDGE OF THE PLATEAU, 3.5 MILES NE OF BERGMAN, 4.2 MILES SW. OF S. LEAD HILL
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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 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON WESTERLY HEADWATERS OF SUGARLOAF CREEK, ON THE WEST SIDE OF A HILL, IN A GULCH THAT OPENS TO THE NORTH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Heavy Weathering Of Host Rock In Some Places

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.98268, 36.34591

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Breccia Cement

Comments on the geologic information

  • ST. JOE MBL & BOONE CHERT OUTCROP ABOVE, TOWARD TOPS OF HILLS. CARBONATE WAS DEPOSITED IN SMALL CRACKS IN THE ROCKS WHICH LATER DISSOLVED OUT, LEAVING A VERY OPEN TEXTURED CARBONATE ORE. SOME THIN LAYERS OF QUARTZ CRYSTALS ARE EVIDENTLY FROM THE SAME DEPOSITION AND LATER EXPOSURE

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

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 11.13M

Comments on the workings information

  • IS AN OPEN CUT ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE HILL, 12 FEET HIGH, INNER FACE, WITH SHAFT SUNK IN FLOOR OF THE CUT. SPHALERITE NOT VERY ABUNDANT AS OF 1892.

Comments on development

  • LIKELY THAT A SMALL AMOUNT OF ZINC ORE FROM THIS SITE WENT INTO A ZINC ORE SHIPMENT AT SOME POINT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032526

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL RPT. OF THE GEOL. SUR. 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 LIBRARY (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NOT LIKELY TO PRODUCE LARGE AMOUNT OF ORE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-82 Wright, Noel J. U.S. Geological Survey