Clear Jackmine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081014
MRDS ID W032566
Record type Site
Current site name Clear Jackmine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.75017, 36.30008 (WGS84)
Elevation 290
Relative position 3.6 MILES NORTH OF GEORGE'S CREEK (TOWN), 6.3 MILES N. NW OF YELLVILLE
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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 11 SE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • IN A HOLLOW 2.8 MILES SE OF DODD CITY, JUST OF EDGE OF BOONE CHERT PLATEAU. PROBABLY WITHIN 3 TENTHS OF A MILE FROM ONE OF THE HILLTOP RDS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • "CLEAR JACK" MAY INDICATE THAT TRANSLUCENT SPHALERITE OCCURS HERE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.75017, 36.30008

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

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 23.47M

Comments on the workings information

  • A SHAFT 77 FEET WAS NOTED AS BEING 250 YARDS S. 30 DEGREES E. FROM SHAFT #2 OF THE BEAR HILL MINES THIS SHAFT STRIKES A CALCAREOUS ORE-BEARING SANDSTONE AT 20 FEET, FOUR FEET THICK, AND A FINE-GRAINED, BRECCIATED SANDSTONE BEARING ORE, TEN FEET THICK AT 55-65 FEET DEPTH. OPENING 2 IS 150 YARDS N. 20 DEGREES E FROM THE SHAFT, AND IS ABOUT 15 FEET HIGHER. IT IS AN OPEN CUT HILLSIDE 20X10', 6 DEEP, IN A CLAYFILLED CAVERN IN THE ORDOVICIAN LIMESTONE, SPHALERITE AND SMITHSONITE OCCUR IN DOLOMITE FRAGMENTS IN THE CLAY.

Comments on development

  • ABOUT TWO TONS OF ORE-BEARING ROCK WERE ON THE DUMP IN 1900

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032566

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. 110, 111 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (AND YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit HORIZONTAL BEDS
Deposit NO ORE FOUND IN THE WALLS OF THE CAVERN ; 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