Mitchell Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081003
MRDS ID W032549
Record type Site
Current site name Mitchell Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.61961, 36.35564 (WGS84)
Elevation 244
Relative position 3.3 MILES SW OF BULL SHOALS, 5.2 MILES N. NW OF FLIPPIN
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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 15W 30 NW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • AT THE HEAD OF A RAVINE DRAINING NORTHWARD INTO JIMMY'S CREEK; ON WEST FLANK OF BULL SHOALS MT. AND ABOUT .8 MILE FROM JIMMY'S CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.61961, 36.35564

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE MINERALS OCCUR IN 'FRACTURES' IN OPENING 2; WHICH HAS A DETACHED BLOCK ON THE FAULT LINE THAT HAS SOIL FILLED IN AROUND IT WHERE IT WAS DEPRESSED. HOST ROCKS IN OPENING ONE CONTAIN MANY SMALL CAVITIES LINED WITH QUARTZ CRYSTALS.

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

Comments on the workings information

  • OPENING ONE IS A CUT 30X40', 6 DEEP, IN ROCK LIKE HOST ROCK AT BIGSTAR MINE. OPENING 2 IS 900 FEET NORTH OF THE FIRST ONE MENTIONED, IN SSAME NORIZON, AND IS 45 FEET LONG BY 10 FEET WIDE, 12 FEET DEEP ON INNERSIDE. THIS IS CUT FOLLOWS A FAULT THAT HAS A DOWN TRHOW OF THREE FEET ON THE NORTH SIDE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032549

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. 96-97 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (AND THE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THIS BOOK.)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE BEARING ROCK IS ABOUT FIVE FEET THICK

Reporter information

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