Bull Shoal Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081004
MRDS ID W032551
Record type Site
Current site name Bull Shoal Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.61961, 36.33064 (WGS84)
Elevation 244
Relative position ABOUT 3.2 MILES N. NW OF FLIPPIN, AND 3/4 MILE WEST OF FAIRVIEW
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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 31 SW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • PROBABLY AN OLD ROAD NEARBY. MAY BE LESS THAN 1/2 MILE NW OF FAIRVIEW. SOUTHERN MOST EXTENSION OF BULL. SNOALS LAKE CLOSE BY. MAY BE IN TOWN OF FAIRVIEW ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.61961, 36.33064

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR CAVITY FILLINGS IN BRECCIA

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Probably Brecciated

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

  • AN OPEN CUT 10'X12 FEET AND FOUR FEET DEEP AND A SECOND ONE 30 FEET NORTH OF THIS OUT, OF SAME SIZE. BOTH OPEN CUTS SHOW SMITHSONITE AND SPHALERITE IN THE 'FISSURES'.

Comments on development

  • THESE RECORDS BASED UPON OBSERVATIONS MADE BY A.H. PURDUE IN YEAR 1900. SEE REFERENCES.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032551

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. 97 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (ON YELLVILLE SHEET IN THIS BOOK, THOUGH NOT SPECIFIED BY A SYMBOL)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CONSULT LATEST SOURCES FOR GENERIC DEPOSIT TYPE, NOT UNIFORMLY REPRESENTED ON THESE RECORDS, VARYING BETWEEN PURELY DESCRIPTIVE, LIMITED BY OPTIONS LIST, TO THEORETICAL (I.E., "SOLUTION-BRECCIA", WHICH IS GAINING IN ACCEPTANCE AS A LIKELY MECHANISM OF FORMATION OF MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TYPE SULFIDE DEPOSITS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit 2 OPENCUTS

Reporter information

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