Ben Harrison Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080993
MRDS ID W032536
Record type Site
Current site name Ben Harrison Mine
Related records 10259713

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.84962, 36.35008 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Location accuracy 100(meters)
Relative position 2 MILES S. SW OF MONARCH, ON AN EDGE OF THE PLATEAU FACING WEST., Small Scale Map. Elevations Are Estimate
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Marion

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 20N 18W 25 SW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • THE ST. JOE MARBLE FORMS A STEEP CLIFF POSSIBLY 50 FEET HIGH. THE ENTRANCE TO THE MINE IS AT THE UPPER CONTACT OF THE ST. JOE MARBLE WITH THE BOTTOM OF THE BOONE CHERT, WHERE THE SLOPE IS MUCH MILDER. (ON TOP OF THE CLIFF). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • THE SMALL AMOUNT OF SPHALERITE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE COME FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Marble
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.84962, 36.35008

Ore body information

  • General form LINEAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Joints, Mostly Vertical

Comments on the geologic information

  • THIS DEPOSIT SHOWS THAT MINERALIZATION IS NOT NECESSARILY CONFINED TO SILICIFIED LIMESTONES AND DOLOMITES 60-100' BELOW THE ST. JOE MARBLE. THE REFERENCE TO VERTICAL JOINTS IS A SUGGESTION OF THE MEANS OF DEPOSITION.

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 Underground
    Overall depth 75M

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT OF 75 FEET WITH TWO DRIFTS. ONE IS HALFWAY TO BOTTOM, AND IS ABOUT 38 FEET LONG (ESTIMATE FROM DRAWING) WHILE THE OTHER IS ABOUT FOUR-FIFTHS OF THE WAY DOWN AND IS LESS THAN 20 FEET LONG. SHAFT ENTRANCE IS RIGHT NEXT TO LOWER CONTACT WITH THE BOONE CHERT.

Comments on development

  • NOTES HERE FROM RECORD OF OBSERVATIONS BY A.H. PURDUE IN REFERENCE CITED IN F1. YEAR: 1900

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032536

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GEOL. SURV. OF ARK. FOR 1892 (PUB. DEC., 1900), VOL. V: THE ZINC AND LEAD REGION OF NORTH ARKANSAS, BY STATE GEOLOGIST JOHN C. BRANNER, P. 82 - USGS RESTON (241) ARK5; (SEE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THIS BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FISSURES AND SMALL POCKETS RELATED TO VERTICAL JOINTS IN THE ST. JOE MARBLE.

Reporter information

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