Governor Eagles Mine.

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081017
MRDS ID W032570
Record type Site
Current site name Governor Eagles Mine.
Related records 10260027

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.8349, 36.30786 (WGS84)
Elevation 299
Relative position ABOUT 5.0 MILES NE OF ZINC P.O.
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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 7 SE OF NW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON A BRANCH OF SUGAR LOAF CREEK; APPARENTLY SURROUNDED BY BOONE CHERT OUTCROPS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Sphalerite Ore

Analytical data

Result ZN, 66.69
Result S, 33.20
Result FE, 0.67. NO SILICA, CALCIUM, OR CADMIUM. TOTAL 100.56

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.8349, 36.30786

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR WITHIN DEFINITE HORIZONS

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Brecciated Areas

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE IS EXPOSED IN HORIZONTAL VEINS THREE INCHES THICK IN THE CREEK-BED. IN SHAFTS THE ORE IS PRESENT IN CAVITIES AND JOINTS IN COARSELY BRECCIATED DOLOMITE, AND ALSO IN THIN SEAMS AN INCH OR SO WIDE, ALONG THE LAMINATION PLANES.

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
    Overall depth 5.79M
  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall depth 8.23M

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO SHAFTS START DOWN AT A LEVEL 12 FEET ABOVE THE CREEK BED. IN THE 19-FOOT SHAFT ORE WAS FOUND ALL THE WAY DOWN IN GREATER OR LESSER QUANTIES, AND IN THE 27 FOOT SHAFT ORE WAS FOUND ONLY NEAR THE BOTTOM. AN OLD SHAFT 10 FEET DEEP AND 150 FEET UP THE CREEK YIELDED A SMALL AMOUNT OF SMITHSONITE IN THE YEAR 1900.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032570

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, 116, 117 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (AND YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CAVITIES LEFT BY DOLOMITE CRYSTALS DISSOLVED FROM ENCRUSTING SMITHSONITE WERE OBSERVED. ; 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