Frisco Placer

Past Producer in Boone county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081023
MRDS ID W032580
Record type Site
Current site name Frisco Placer
Related records 10210913

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.91962, 36.29175 (WGS84)
Elevation 319
Relative position 1 MILE SW OF RHODES, AND 1 MILE NORTH OF ZINC
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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 17 NW4 OF SE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • SOME OF THE OPENINGS ARE ON THE HILL 45 FEET ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE ROAD AT THE MOUTH OF COON HOLLOW ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Hemimorphite Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Rock unit name Calciferous Series
    Rock description Calciferous Series
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.91962, 36.29175

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • ST. JOE MARBLE IS ABOUT 100 FEET ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE CREEK NEAR THE MINES.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
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 21.34M

Comments on the workings information

  • STRIPPINGS OR IRREGULAR OPEN CUTS: 30 FEET BY 70, TEN DEEP AT BACK; 100 FEET SOUTH AND 3 FEET BELOW IS ANOTHER CUT 30 FEET LONG AND TEN DEEP. STREAKS OF TALLOW CLAY OF RED, PINK, YELLOW, AND WHITE, UP TO FOUR FEET THICK, WERE EXPOSED IN THIS 2ND CUT. ON THE WEST SIDE OF COON HOLLOW, NEAR THE BOTTOM, THERE WAS FOUND AN OPEN DRIFT, AND FURTHER DOWN THE HOLLOW IS A SHAFT SAID TO BE 70 FEET DEEP AND AN OPEN CUT IN THE BED OF A SIDE STREAM. THE SHAFT WAS SAID TO BE GENERALLY BARREN.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032580

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. 126-128 USGS RESTON (241) AR

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit IN SOME CASES HEMIMORPHITE HAS FILLED IN SPHALERITE CRYSTAL SOLUTION CAVITIES. IN THE MAIN THE ORES ARE IN HORIZONTAL STREAKS AND FOLLOW THE BEDDING
Deposit "MR. E.J. SCHMITZ, A WELL KNOWN MINING ENGINEER OF NEW YORK, EXAMINED THIS PROPERTY IN 1897 AND ESTIMATES THAT "THE WHOLE LEDGE, AS EXPOSED IN THE FACE OF THE FRISCO BLUFF, CARRIES ABOUT 30 PER CENT OF WORKABLE ORE, MOSTLY SPHALERITE. ; 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