Barnes Mines

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081013
MRDS ID W032564
Record type Site
Current site name Barnes Mines

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.73628, 36.31508 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position ABOUT 6.8 MILES NE OF MONARCH
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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 17W 1 NE4 OF SW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • IN AND NEAR A CREEK BED JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 14 ABOUT 7 MILES NORTH OF YELLVILLE BY THAT HIGHWAY, SE OF PINE FLAT ; 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 Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.73628, 36.31508

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Dip 70S, 50 DEGREE W, JUST SOUTH OF OPENING 4

Comments on the geologic information

  • SOME GALENA WAS FOUND IN THE TOP OF THE SHAFT OF OPENING #4. OPENING ONE CONTAINS NEAR THE BOTTOM & COMPACT; BLUISH-GRAY LIMESTONE WHICH HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF CAVITIES AN INCH OR MORE IN DIAMETER, APPARENTLY FORMED BY SOLUTION

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

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 7.32M

Comments on the workings information

  • OPENING 1: A SHAFT 24 FEET DEEP, SPHALERITE IN SMALL AMOUNTS IN POCKETS. OPENING 2: A BLAST PIT AT CREEK LEVEL, SHOWING SPHALERITE IN VEINS IN BRECCIATED LIMESTONE. OPENING 3 IS 225 FEET N. 70 DEGREES OF #2, AND IS AN OPEN CUT 18 FEET LONG ALONG THE CLIFF, GOING INTO HILL 10 FEET, 8 FEET DEEP AT THE BACK. SPHALERITE AND SMITHSONITE OCCURS IN FRACTURES IN QUARTZITE AND LIMESTONE. OPENING 4 IS A SHAFT ON THE WEST BANK OSPHALERITE IN GOOD QUANTITY WAS STRUCK AT 12 FEET DOWN, IN A FOUR-FOOT F THE CREEK, 18 FEET DEEP AND 300 FEET S. 70 DEGREES W FROM OPENING 2. THICK BED OF BRECCIATED LIMESTONE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032564

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. 108, 109 USGS RESTON (241) AR

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEVERELY FRACTURED ROCK. SPHALERITE OCCURS AT TWO PLACES IN THE HORIZONTAL STRATA BETWEEN OPENINGS 2 AND 3, IN THE RED OF THE CREEK.
Deposit OPENING ONE IS 100 FEET VERTICALLY BELOW THE ST. JOE MARBLE ; 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