North Star Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10096594
MRDS ID W032560
Record type Site
Current site name North Star Mine
Related records 10187304

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.67937, 36.31038 (WGS84)
Relative position 4.4 MILES SW OF FAIRVIEW, 5.6 MILES NW OF FLIPPIN
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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 19W 16W 9 N Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON NORTH SIDE OF A TRIBUTARY TO MOCASSIN FORK OF JIMMY'S CREEK, 125 FEET ABOVE STREAM ON A STEEP HILLSIDE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Much Decayed Host Rocks; Some Of Sphalerite Has Dissolved

Analytical data

Result ANALYSIS OF SPHALERITE: ZN
Result 66.70
Result IRON 0.263
Result SIO2, 0.00
Result S 32.98 7%
Result TOTAL 99.95%

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.67937, 36.31038

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Breccia Joints

Comments on the geologic information

  • INTERBEDDED WITH THE DECAYED PORTIONS OF ROCK ARE STREAKS OF RED 'TALLOW CLAY' SOME OF THEM 3 INCHES THICK AND 6-8 FEET LONG. TOPMOST FOUR FEET OF THE CUT IS SACCHAROIDAL SANDSTONE WITHOUT ORE; BUT CHERT BENEATH IT HAS NUMEROUS ORE FILLED CAVITIES

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

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 3.05M

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUT 120 FEET LONG FEET AND 30 FEET WIDE WITH A 10 FOOT FACE FACING SOUTH. THERE IS A TUNNEL FIFTY FEET FROM THE-EAST END OF THE CUT,OF UNSTATED LENGTH. SAYS ONLY THAT NO ORE WAS SEEN BEYOND TEN FEET INTO THE TUNNEL. THERE IS A ONE FOOT BED OF QUARTZITE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CUT.

Comments on development

  • THERE WERE ABOUT 150 TONS OF ROCK, RICH IN SMITHSONITE ON THE ORE HEAP AS OF 1900.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032560

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. 104-106 USGS RESTON (241) AR5 (SEE YELLVILLE SHEET IN THIS BOOK)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE BED IS 2 FEET THICK IN CUT, TO 6 FEET THICK IN EAST END OF CUT AND CONSISTS OF CAVITIES CONTAINING SPHALERITE AND SMITHSONITE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1982 Wright, Noel J. (Calkins, James A.) U.S. Geological Survey