The Famous

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081001
MRDS ID W032547
Record type Site
Current site name The Famous

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.74184, 36.35675 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 6.4 MILES E. 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 24 SW OF SW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON UPPER PART OF MUSIC CREEK, ON THE WESTERNMOST BRANCH OF THE TRIBUTARY IN THIS SECTION (ON THE SOUTH SIDE, AT BASE OF ST. JOE MARBLE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • PROBABLY A GOOD SITE TO EXPLORE FOR MINERAL SPECIMENS

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Aurichalcite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Sphalerite Crystal-Shaped Cavities Present.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.74184, 36.35675

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Brecciated Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • OPENINGS ARE AT OR NEAR THE BASE OF THE ST. JOE MARBLE. ON NORTH SIDE OF THE HOLLOW, OPPOSITE THE OPENINGS, THE ST. JOE MARBLE RESTS UPON A THIN BED OF SACCHAROIDEL SANDSTONE

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 8.23M

Comments on the workings information

  • AN OPEN CUT ABOUT THE MOUTH OF THE SHAFT, ROCKS OF SHAFT ARE GRANULAR, BRECCIATED DOLOMITE RECEMENTED WITH CHERT, SMITHSONITE, AND SPHALERITE. ON ROCK FACE ABOVE SHAFT ARE SMALL VEINS OF DARK-COLORED SMITHSONTE. NO GALENA MENTIONED, NO DUMP MENTIONED.

Comments on development

  • SHOULD BE ABOUT 1/2 MILE NE FROM A ROAD THAT IN 1900 FOLLOWED MUSIC CREEK FROM THE NORTH AND CLIMBS ONTO PLATEAU TO THE SW OF THIS MINE. MUSIC CREEK FLOWS NORTH INTO BULL SNOALS LAKE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032547

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. 94-95 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (AND YELLVILLE SHEET MAP IN THIS BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 2 SEPERATE SPHALERITE BEARING BRECCIA BEDS ARE MENTIONED; ONE AT THE TOP OF THE SHAFT AND ONE AT THE BOTTOM.

Reporter information

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