Rhodes Property

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081021
MRDS ID W032576
Record type Site
Current site name Rhodes Property

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.90851, 36.2973 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position ABOUT 1/2 MILE S.SW OF RHODES, "BEARING S.70 DEGREES EAST FROM MR. ALMY'S HOUSE"
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Boone

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 19N 18W 16 SW4 OF NW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • IN MILL HOLLOW ABOUT 1.3 MILES N.NE OF ZINC. IN STREAM BED AND ALONG THE HILLSIDE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Weathering And Development Of Secondary Carbonates

Analytical data

Result PARTIAL ANALYSIS OF SPHALERITE FROM THIS PROPERTY SHOWED IT TO CARRY THE EQUIVALENT OF 66.64% METALLIC ZINC.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Rock unit name Calciferous Series
    Rock description Calciferous Series
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.90851, 36.2973

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Dip 15 DEGREES TO SE-SHARP FOR THIS VICINITY

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Original Lower Groundwater Interface

Comments on the geologic information

  • HARD QUARTZITE IS EXPOSED IN STREAM BENEATH ORE-BEARING DOLOMITE AN EXAMINATION OF THE GANGUE ROCK SHOWED IT TO BE A SILICEOUS DOLOMITE.

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

  • 100 FOOT OPENING MADE FROM ZINC-BEARING EXPOSURE IN THE BED OF A SMALL STREAM, WESTWARD ALONG THE HILLSIDE, DIMINISHING IN ZINC CONTENT AS IT LEAVES THE STREAM BED AREA

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 W032576

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. 123, 124 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (AND THE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THESE DEPOSITS WERE POSSIBLY MADE ALONG A LOWER INTERFACE WITH GROUND-WATER BEARING AQUIFERS, WITHOUT CONFINEMENT TO A SINGLE FORMAT.

Reporter information

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