White Owl Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080995
MRDS ID W032538
Record type Site
Current site name White Owl Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.8524, 36.3348 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 2.6 MILES S. SE OF MONARCH, Elev. Is Also A Rough 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 35 NW4 OF SE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • SITE IS ON A HILLSIDE 85 FEET ABOVE THE BOTTOM OF ONE OF THE NORTH FACING VALLEYS THAT DRAW INTO SUGAR LOAF CREEK, ON INNER HOLLOW FACE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ZINC CARBONATE FILLS CAVITIES AND FILLS CRACKS, AND AS FILMS ON SURFACES OF WEATHERING OF THE BRECCIA.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Where Dolomite Fragments Have Dissolved, Open Texture Is Left In Siliceous Breccia. Porous Rock Fragments Of The Siliceous Breccia Are Strewn On Surface. Post-Mining Carbonate Has Formed From Exposed Sphalerite Fragments.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Rock unit name Calciferous Series
    Rock description Calciferous Series
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.8524, 36.3348

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Breccia Cement

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE ST JOE MARBLE BED OUTCROPS ON THE HILL A SHORT DISTANCE ABOVE THE OPENINGS AND ABOVE THAT IS THE BOONE CHERT, CAPPING THE HILLS. OBSERVER NOTED HOW BRECCIATION DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE DISRUPTED OVER-AND UNDERLYING BEDS.

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 1.83M

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF VISIT (PROBABLY BY JOHN C. BRANNER, STATE GEOLOGIST) IN 1892, WORKINGS CONSISTED OF 2 OPENINGS: ONE OPEN CUT 30X12 FEET BY 8 FEET DEEP ON THE INNER FACE, AND A SHALLOW SHAFT 5 OR 6 FEET DEEP. CUT IS NEARLY ALL IN EARTH. A SECOND SHAFT WAS FOUND TEN FEET DOWN THE SLOPE FROM THE OPEN CUT, ALL OF IT IN CLAY; SPHALERITE IS SHOWN BEST IN RIGHT SIDE OF THE CUT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032538

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ARKANSAS FOR 1892 (PUB. DEC, 1900), VOL V: THE ZN AND PB REGION OF NORTH ARK., BY STATE GEOLOGIST JOHN C. BRANNER, P. 83-84 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (SEE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NO PRODUCTION DATA YET FOUND. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit WHERE HARD ROCK IS EXPOSED IN THE CUT AND SMALL SHAFT, IT IS A GRAY DOLOMITE BRECCIATED IN PLACE.

Reporter information

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