Saturn Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080987
MRDS ID W032529
Record type Site
Current site name Saturn Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.95157, 36.34925 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 3.8 MILES SW OF SOUTH LEAD HILL, Lat. & Long. Are For Section 25
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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 25;26 SW OF NW (25); SE4 OF NE4 (26) Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON THE NORTH FACE OF A HILL IN THE AREA OF SUGAR LOAF CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.95157, 36.34925

Ore body information

  • General form LINEAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE IS PROBABLY CONFINED TO A BED-LIKE HORIZON, AND DISSEMINATED IRREGULARLY WITHIN IT.

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
    Length 19.81M
    Overall depth 1.22M

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE PIT SIX FEET DEEP; 100' E OF PIT IS OPEN CUT 65X?'X4' DEEP

Comments on development

  • PRE-1900

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032529

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ARKANSAS, FOR 1892 (PUB. DEC. 1900), VOL. V: THE ZINC AND LEAD REGION OF NORTH ARKANSAS, BY STATE GEOLOGIST JOHN C. BRANNER; P. 77...USGS RESTON LIBRARY (241) AR5 (YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SOME OF THE GALENA WAS FOUND AS LOOSE CUBES IN THE SURFACE SOIL OF THE OPEN CUTS
Deposit NOT LIKELY TO BECOME A BIG PRODUCER ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-80 Wright, Noel J. (Calkins, James A.) U.S. Geological Survey