Full Moon Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081010
MRDS ID W032559
Record type Site
Current site name Full Moon Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.62517, 36.31814 (WGS84)
Elevation 274
Relative position 1.1 MILES SW OF FAIRVIEW, 1 MILE WEST OF RT 178
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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 19N 16W 1 NE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON DIVIDE BETWEEN JIMMY'S CREEK AND JENKINS CREEK TO THE SE, ON THE NE END OF LESS MOUNTAIN, AND JUST TO THE SW OF FAIRVIEW ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.62517, 36.31814

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Breccia Fillings

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

  • FIVE OPEN CUTS QUITE OLD AT TIME OF VISIT ABOUT 34 TONS OF ROCK, RICH IN SMITHSONITE 1 ARE ON THE DUMPS AS OF YEAR 1900.

Comments on development

  • POSSIBLY ONE OF THE EARLIER MINES TO BE OPENED.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032559

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. 104 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (AND PERTINENT MAP IN THIS WORK IS THE YELLVILLE SHEET)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit IN THE TWO HIGHEST AND MOST EASTERLY CUTS THE SMITHSONITE IS ESPECIALLY ABUNDANT IN THE UPPERMOST THREE FEET.
Deposit ROCK IS DEVOID OF SOIL, AND ORE IS EXPOSED AT THE SURFACE. ; 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