Arkansas Wonder

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081008
MRDS ID W032556
Record type Site
Current site name Arkansas Wonder

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.68628, 36.35841 (WGS84)
Elevation 244
Relative position 5.9 MILES WEST 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;19W 16W 33;4 SW4 OF SW4 (33); NW4 OF NW4 (04) Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON THE BLUFFY FORK HEADWATER OF JIMMY'S CREEK, IN STREAM VALLEY ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Hemimorphite Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Solution Of Sphalerite From Some Cavities

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.68628, 36.35841

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Brecciated Zones And Disseminated In Silicitied Zones.

Comments on the geologic information

  • BLOCKS OF SANDSTONE OVER THE SURFACE SUGGEST THE PROXIMITY OF AN OVERLYING BED OF IT.

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

  • ONLY OPENINGS WERE AN OPEN CUT AND STRIPPING SHOWING SOME WHAT BRECCIATED CHERTS BEARING DISSEMINATED SPHALERITE.

Comments on development

  • LITTLE OF THE HARD ROCK HAS BEEN REMOVED. NOTES FROM WHICH THIS RECORD WAS MADE MAY BE FROM 1892 OR LATER UP TO 1900

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032556

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. 100 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (PERTINENT MAP IN THAT BOOK IS THE YELLVILLE SHEET)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SOME OF THE HEMIMORPHITE ("ZINC SILICATE") FROM THE CLAIM WAS EXAMINED CHEMICALLY AND FOUND TO BE A REMARKABLY PURE CALAMINE WITHOUT LIME OR MAGNSIA AND CARRYING ONLY TRACES OF IRON. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

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