Idlewilde Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080991
MRDS ID W032534
Record type Site
Current site name Idlewilde Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.0349, 36.3473 (WGS84)
Elevation 290
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position WITHIN .5 MILES OF ELIXIR, NEAR FORK OF 2 OLD ROADS., Lat & Long. For Sec. 31
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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 18W SECT. 30;37 S2 OF SE4 OF S (30); N2 OF NE4 (31) Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON THE SOUTH FACE OF HILL, TWELVE FEET ABOVE THE BOTTOM, ON THE NORTH EDGE OF THE PLATEAU, NEAR EASTERN HEADWATERS OF SUGAR LOAF CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Alteration

  • (Local) On Lower Side Of Fault Rocks Are Decomposed Green & Brown Spongy Siliceous Dolomites

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.0349, 36.3473

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Second Opening Is On A Fault Line. Fresh Rock On Upper Side (Siliceous Dolomites)

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • SURFACE AT 2ND CUT IS STREWN WITH NODULES OF BANDED CHERT CREVICES IN HARD ROCK NEAR SURFACE HAVE ZINC CARBONATE COATINGS

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

  • FIRST CUT: 12' ABOVE BOTTOM OF GULCH, 45'X 8' DEEP AT INNER END, PARTLY IN SOIL; PLENTY OF BLASTING HAS BEEN DONE SECOND OPENING, "THE POT HOLE", IS N-45 DEGREES E OF PREVIOUS ONE, ON SMALL RIDGE, AND CONSISTS OF A PIT 7'X 4'X 7' DEEP, ON A FAULT LINE.

Comments on development

  • THIS RECORD TAKEN FROM OBSERVATION MADE IN DEC., 1891

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032534

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GEOL. SURV. OF ARKANSAS FOR 1892 (PUB. DEC. 1900), VOL. V, THE ZINC AND LEAD REGION OF N. ARKANSAS, BY STATE GEOLOGIST JOHN C. BRANNER; P. 81....USGS RESTON LIBRARY; (241) AR5; (SEE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NOT MUCH ORE, THOUGH WHAT IS THERE IS GOOD. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

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