Yenglin Prospect

Past Producer in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10092574
MRDS ID M055087
MAS/MILS ID 51090141
Record type Site
Current site name Yenglin Prospect
Alternate or previous names Yenzlin
Related records 10134613

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.70722, 34.16611 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Relative position 5 MI N OF MURFREESBORO
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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 007S 025W 6 C S2 S2 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • Bull 936-H puts the shaft in SE4 SW4 Sec. 6.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Dickite Gangue
Goethite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic Alteration

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.70722, 34.16611

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Thrust Faults, 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 FORMATIONS DIP S AND ARE DEFORMED BY THRUST FAULTS, TEAR FAULTS, BEDDING PLANE FAULTS, AND FOLDS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface-Underground
Development status Past Producer
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 Mrs. A. Hopkins

Comments on the production information

  • NO PRODUCTION DATA

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall depth 21.34M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937 DEVELOPMENT CONSISTED OF ONE 20 FT. PIT, ONE 10 FT. PIT. SEVERAL SMALL PITS. ONE 70 FT. INCLINED SHAFT.

Comments on development

  • WORKINGS ARE LARGELY CAVED AND FILLED WITH WATER.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055087
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090141 = newMRDS 10134613, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Reed and Wells, 1938, USGS BULL. 886-C

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    Chester, 1965, USBM IC-8252, p. 85.

  • Deposit

    Gallagher, David, 1942, USGS Bull. 936-H, p. 189-219.

  • 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 2012-11-16 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10134613
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090141 = 10134613