Golden City Shaft

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081016
MRDS ID W032569
Record type Site
Current site name Golden City Shaft

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.82379, 36.30286 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position 4.2 MILES N.NE OF PYATT
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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 8 S2 OF SW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON LITTLE SUGAR ORCHARD CREEK, VERY CLOSE TO ITS HEADWATERS, ABOUT 36 FEET UP HILL FROM THE CREEK, AT THE BASE OF A PAIR OF SANDSTONE BEDS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.82379, 36.30286

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR, WITHIN A BED-LIKE HORIZON

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 Underground
    Overall depth 70M

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT ONLY CONTAINS ORE IN BOTTOM FIVE FEET, AND THAT WAS DESCRIBED ONLY AS A SMALL AMOUNT. PYRITZ WAS REPORTED TO OCCUR WITH THE ORE IN SMALL VEINS ALONG LAMINATION PLANES.

Comments on development

  • NO PRODUCTION MENTIONED

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032569

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. 115 USGS RESTON (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NO BRECCIATION MENTIONED.

Reporter information

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