Yankee Boy Claim

Occurrence in Marion county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10096588
MRDS ID W032539
Record type Site
Current site name Yankee Boy Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.85851, 36.33591 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 2.8 MILES S. SW OF MONARCH
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Marion

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 20N 18W 35 NE OF SE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON THE HEADWATERS OF THE EAST SUGAR LOAF CREEK, ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PINE RIDGE, IN A NARROW VALLEY ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Galena In Upper Workings Was Found In A More Or Less Decomposed Dolomite See Geol. Comments

Analytical data

Result OF SPHALERITE 150' DOWN GULCH FROM UPPER OPENINGS
Result AV. SAMPLE: ZN 65.88%, S 31.77, SIO2 0.10, FE. 0.62, MG 0.14 WITH TRACES OF CALCIUM AND CADMIUM, TOTAL 98.51%.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.85851, 36.33591

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Brecciated Zone And In Spots Above It.

Comments on the geologic information

  • UPPER WORKINGS MAY BE CLOSE TO LOWER BOUNDARY OF THE ST. JOE MARBLE. BOONE CHERT OVERLIES THE ST. JOE, CAPPING THE HILLS. A PARTIAL ANALYSIS OF GANGUE ROCK SHOWED 36.75% MGO.

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

  • UPPER OPENINGS AS DESCRIBED IN LOCATION COMMENTS. ONE SMALL PIT SHOWS A WELL-DEFINED STREAK OF GALENA ACROSS IT; MOST OF LEAD ORE COMES FROM AN OPEN CUT IN EARTH AND GRAVEL. A SHAFT SUNK NEAR THE SMALL PIT IN 1891 FOUND LEAD ABOVE ZINC IN THE SOLID ROCK. ANOTHER OPEN CUT 30'X4'X5' DEEP IS WELL DOWN IN THE ORDOVICIAN ROCKS, AND SPHALERITE AND GALENA FILL CREVICES IN BRECCIATED DOLOMITE.

Comments on development

  • OBSERVATION NOTED HERE WERE PROBABLY MADE IN LATE 1892

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032539

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. 84-85 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (SEE THE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THAT BOOK

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER DEPOSITS IN THE PLATEAU CAPTED WITH THE BOONE CHERT, WEST OF DODD CITY, ARKANSAS.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-82 Wright, Noel J. (Calkins, James A.) U.S. Geological Survey