Pigeon Roost Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080998
MRDS ID W032542
Record type Site
Current site name Pigeon Roost Mine
Related records 10114695

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.81601, 36.33425 (WGS84)
Relative position 3.1 MILES SE OF MONARCH
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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 17W 31 SE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • AT THE MOUTH OF PIGEON ROOST HOLLOW, IN A NORTH FACING HILLSIDE, ON A TRIBUTARY TO EAST SUGAR LOAF CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • NO MENTION OF PRODUCTION, ORE DUMPS, OR RESERVE SIZE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Chert Above Dolomite Shows Cavities Left By Dissolved-Out Sphalerite Crystals

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.81601, 36.33425

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • I SUSPECT THAT "ZINC SILICATE" REFERRED TO IS ZINC CARBONATE. OF COURSE THE BOONE CHERT CAPS THE NORTH FACING HILL THE OPENINGS ARE IN

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/Underground
    Overall depth 5.79M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 8.84M

Comments on the workings information

  • 3 OPENINGS TO SOUTH, OPENING A FEW BEET BELOW THE CONTACT WITH THE SACCNAROIDAL. SANDSTONE PRESENT, IS 19 FEET DEEP. SOME 10 FEET NORTH OF THIS (WAS) A PIT 4 FEET DEEP. THEN ANOTHER TEN FEET NORTH OF THAT IS ANOTHER SHAFT 29 FEET DEEP; WITH AN OPENING ONTO IT ABOUT 2/3 OF THE WAY DOWN THAT COMES IN FROM THE NORTH, A TUNNEL 10 FEET LONG OR SO,

Comments on development

  • THESE NOTES COMPILED IN 1900; SEE F1

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032542

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. 90-91 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (SEE THE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK.)

Reporter information

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