Hunt, Malloy and Blevins

Past Producer in Marion county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081002
MRDS ID W032548
Record type Site
Current site name Hunt, Malloy and Blevins

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.71406, 36.36952 (WGS84)
Elevation 259
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 7.8 MILES EAST OF MONARCH, Elevations Are Rough Estimates, Elevations Are Rough Estimates
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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 16W 18 SE OF SE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON A TRIBUTARY TO MUSIC CREEK JUST ACROSS A NARROW RIDGE OF THE PLATEAU FROM HEADWATERS OF SISTER CREEK. NEAR CONTACT WITH EMISS ROCKS. HILLTOPS ARE 1500 FEET TO SE OF MINES, MINES ARE IN THE VALLEY FLOOR. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Gangue Rock Much Altered By Concentration Of Silica Into Twin Crinkly Bands Of Small Q2 Ky Cs

Analytical data

Result GANGUE ROCK ANALYSIS: ZNO, 6.20% MGO, 6.68% FE2O3 0.68% SIO2 76.% CO2 10.03 TOTAL 99.54%

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.71406, 36.36952

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORDOVICIAN ROCKS FORM THE VALLEY FLOOR IN THIS 'HOLLOW'

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
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 19.81M

Comments on the workings information

  • 4 OPEN CUTS, WITH HIGH SILICEOUS ROCKS CONTAINING SMITHSONITE IN VERY SMALL CAVITIES THROUGH THE ROCK. NE OF THE OPEN CUTS AND NEAR BITE OF A RANCH HOUSE IS A SHAFT OF 65 FEET, APPARENTLY ALL IN EARTH. AN OPEN CUT BENEATH THE SHAFT OPENING YIELDED COATINGS OF IRON OXIDE AND SMITHSONITE OVER THE HOST ROCK AND OVER SPHALERITE CRYSTALS, AND SPONGY BROWNISH AND GRAY CARBONATE MASSES.

Comments on development

  • "THERE ARE FOUR OPEN CUTS ON THIS PROPERTY FROM WHICH SMITHSONITE AND SPHALERITE HAVE BEEN TAKEN." THIS CONSTITUTES BASIS FOR CALLING THIS SITE A PRODUCER.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032548

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. 95-96 USGS RESTON (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEE DESCRIPTION OF WORK COMMENTS

Reporter information

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