New Era Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080992
MRDS ID W032535
Record type Site
Current site name New Era Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.03268, 36.35202 (WGS84)
Elevation 335
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 3 MILES S. 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 18W 29;30 NW OF SW4 OF S (29); NE4 (30) Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • PROBABLY ON UPPER SIDE OF A HILL. NO CREEK MENTIONED ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

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) -93.03268, 36.35202

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR, PROBABLY CONFINED TO A SINGLE HORIZONTAL HORIZON

Comments on the geologic information

  • ROUGH, JAGGED OUTCROP; SLOPE OF HILL BELOW SHAFT IS THICKLY STREWN WITH "FLOAT MATERIAL".

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
    Overall depth 6.1M

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE SHAFT, 20 FEET DEEP AS OF DEC. 1891; NEAR ITS SURFACE THE ROCKS ARE COATED WITH ZINC CARBONATE; AT MORE DEPTH ARE CAVITIES LINED WITH QUARTZ CRYSTALS. A PIT ABOUT 30' WEST OF THE SHAFT AND UNDER THE SIDE OF THE SILICEOUS LEDGE IS COVERED WITH ZINC CARBONATE.

Comments on development

  • UNKNOWN WHETHER SHIPMENTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032535

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ARKANSAS, FOR 1892 (PUB. DEC. 1900), VOL. V BY STATE GEOLOGIST JOHN C. BRANNER; P. 81-82 ... USGS RESTON LIBRARY, (241) AR5.; (SEE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STRONG SHOWING OF SECONDARY ZINC MINERALS. PERHAPS MORE BELOW.
Deposit SMITHSONITE=ZNCO3, CALCITE GROUP. CALLED 'DRY BONE ORE'. HEXAG. RHOMP OVERALL. ; 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