Atlas Quicksilver

Occurrence in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10092573
MRDS ID M055046
MAS/MILS ID 51090017
Record type Site
Mineralized Area Arkansas Quicksilver District
Current site name Atlas Quicksilver
Alternate or previous names Atoka, Prospect 45
Related records 10211278

Comments on the site identification

  • Identified by PLSS in Bull. 886-C, p. 73, but not by name.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.51972, 34.19806 (WGS84)
Elevation 165
Relative position 7 MILES NE OF PIKE CITY, ARK.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Pike

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 006S 024W 25 NWSWNW Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Gap Ridge Sandstone, Penn., Sandstone
    Rock description Gap Ridge Sandstone, Penn., Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.51972, 34.19806

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Thrust Faults And Close Folds
Regional Thrust Faults, N-S Tear Faults, And Two Fold Systems. ; Reg.Trends: Thrust Faults From S In Late Paleozoic

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults In Sandstone And Sharp Folds

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: CARBONIFEROUS FMS DIP S AND ARE DEFORMED BY THRUSTING, TEAR FAULTS, BEDDING PLANE FAULTS AND FOLDS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner W.H. Oliver
    Year 1965
  • Type Operator
    Owner Atoka Quicksilver Corp.

Comments on the production information

  • NO PRODUCTION DATA

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055046
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090017 =newMRDS 10211278, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1937, BULL. 886-C

  • Deposit

    CHESTER, 1965, MERCURY IN ARKANSAS, USBM IC 8252, p. 75-86.

  • Deposit

    Clardy, B.F., and Bush, W.V., 1976, Mercury district of southwest Arkansas: Arkansas Geological Commission Information Circular 23, 57 p.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-08 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10211278. correlated with Prspect 45 in IC-23 based on location on plate.
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090017 = 10211278