Empire Lode

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080985
MRDS ID W032527
Record type Site
Current site name Empire Lode
Related records 10210596

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.99935, 36.34452 (WGS84)
Elevation 273
Location accuracy 100(meters)
Relative position 3.5 MILES NE OF BERGMAN, 4 MILES SW OF SOUTH LEAD HILL, Small Scale Map Used
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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 SE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • OPENINGS ARE AT 20 FOOT HIGHER ELEVATION THAN THOSE ON THE AYERS PROPERTY ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

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, 36.34452

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Breccia Cement Is Ore

Comments on the geologic information

  • PROBABLY SAME HORIZON AS AYERS, JONES, AND BAILEY PROSPECTS. OPENING 2 IS MORE BRECCIATED THAN MATERIAL IN OPENING 1.

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

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • LOOSE ORE NOT INCLUDING THAT STILL INPLACE. REPRESENTS ORE HEAP ESTIMATES FOR TWO OPENINGS COMBINED.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall length 10.67M
    Overall width 6.1M

Comments on the workings information

  • FIGURES ARE FOR OPENING ONE, WHICH IS 3' DEEP. OPENING 2 IS 30'X40' WITH A 10' FACE AT THE INNER SIDE. IN THE CUT A MASS OF ROCK 10'X15'X8' WAS LEFT IN PLACE, AND WAS SEEN TO BE RICH IN SMITHSONITE. THE ROCK OF 2'S INNER FACE CONTAINS ORE ONLY IN THE TOP 4 FEET. ROCK IN BOTTOM OF CUT IS EVERWHERE LEAN OF ORE. THE ORE HEAP FOR THE CUT HAD TENOR 12 TON OF ORE. PRESENT IN 1900

Comments on development

  • (SEE M220) OPENING ONE ORE-HEAP HAD ABOUT 12 TONS OF ORE PRESENT IN 1900.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032527

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. 76...USGS LIBRARY (241) AR5; YELLVILLE SHEET

  • Reserve-Resource

    REPORT OF WRITTEN COMMUNICATION BY A.H. PURDUE IN 1900. SEE F1

Reporter information

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