Buck Hollow Prospects

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080988
MRDS ID W032530
Record type Site
Current site name Buck Hollow Prospects

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.94879, 36.35008 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position 3 MILES SW OF SOUTH 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 25 NE4 OP NE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • SEVERAL OPENINGS ON BOTH SIDES OF A HOLLOW ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • SMITHSONITE PRESENT IN ABUNDANCE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.94879, 36.35008

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Ore Bearing Bed Is In Horizontal Limestones

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Dip ESSENTIALLY HORIZONTAL

Comments on the geologic information

  • PROBABLY IN ROCKS 50-60' BELOW ST. JOE MARBLE AND BOONE CHERT

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 workings information

  • SEVEN OPENINGS ON BOTH SIDES OF A HOLLOW, TWO SIDES WHERE HORIZON SHOWS HALFWAY UP HILLS ARE 300' APART. OPENINGS WERE MADE WITH A FEW SHOTS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032530

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ARKANSAS, FOR 1892 (PUB. DEC. 1900), VOL. V: THE ZN & PB REGION OF NORTH ARK., BY STATE GEOLOGIST JOHN C. BRANNER; P. 77...USGS RESTON LIBRARY (241) AR5 (SEE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THIS BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SAME GEOLOGICAL HORIZON AS EMPIRE LODE, JONES, BAILEY, AYERS, AND PROBABLY THE OKLAHOMA PROPERTIES
Deposit PROBABLY OF INTEREST TO SMITHSONITE COLLECTORS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1982 Wright, Noel J. (Calkins, James A.) U.S. Geological Survey