Jones Prospects

Occurrence in Boone county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Zinc, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080986
MRDS ID W032528
Record type Site
Current site name Jones Prospects

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.99379, 36.3523 (WGS84)
Elevation 271
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 4 OR 4.2 MILES NE OF BERGMAN, Elevations Are Rough Estimates, Elevations Are 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 20 19W 25 W2 OF NW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON A HILLSIDE, ABOUT FORTY FEET ABOVE A CREEK, NORTH OF NORTH EDGE OF PLATEAU ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Smithsonite Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.99379, 36.3523

Ore body information

  • General form LINEAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Some Of Ore Is Found In Thin Sheets Along Joints

Comments on the geologic information

  • SEE REFERENCES

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of last production <1900

Mining district

District name North Arkansas Zinc Region

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the workings information

  • 2 SMALL PROSPECT HOLES ON HILLSIDE 40 FEET ABOVE CREEK SHOW SMALL AMOUNTS OF GALENA & SOME SMITHSONITE; 150'S. FROM THERE IS AN OPEN CUT 10'X12', 4' DEEP WITH VISIBLE GALENA, AND 150' FURTHER SOUTH, ON THE SAME LEVEL IS AN OPEN CUT 25X8', 10' DEEP AT THE INNER END. THIN SHEETS OF GALENA IN SMALL AMOUNTS ARE VISIBLE.

Comments on development

  • THIS PROSPECT PROBABLY PROVED UNPROFITABLE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032528

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ARKANSAS, FOR 1892; VOL. V: THE ZINC AND LEAD REGION OF NORTH ARKANSAS, BY JOHN C. BRANNER, PH. D., LL., D., STATE GEOLOGIST P. 76-MINES NORTH & WEST OF DODD CITY, ARK; YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MAYBE MORE VALUABLE AS A PLACE TO HUNT SMITHSONITE THAN AS A ZINC OR LEAD PROSPECT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit ORE-BEARING BED APPEARS TO BE SAME AS THE BAILEY AND OKLAHOMA PROPERTIES.

Reporter information

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