Last Chance Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081026
MRDS ID W032584
Record type Site
Current site name Last Chance Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.91129, 36.29952 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position .9 MILES 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 E2 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON THE EAST SIDE OF MILL HOLLOW ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Clay, Mud
    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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.91129, 36.29952

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

  • THERE IS AN OPEN CUT 35 FEET LONG BY 7 FEET WIDE WITH AN AVERAGE DEPTH OF 6 FEET, JUST BELOW THE ST. JOE BEDS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032584

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. 130, 131 USGS RESTON (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit IN THE CLAY WERE FOUND MANY BROWN MODULES OR LUMPS THAT WERE SAID TO BE SMITHSONITE, BUT UPON CHEMICAL EXAMINATION THEY WERE FOUND TO CONTAIN VERY LITTLE ZINC, AND THAT ONLY IN THE THIN SEAMS. IN THIS CASE I SUSPECT THEY FOUND EITHER A MANGANESE OR IRON OXIDE DEPOSIT, MANGANESE BEING MORE LIKELY. ; 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