Old Wood Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10096596
MRDS ID W032567
Record type Site
Current site name Old Wood Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.74961, 36.28759 (WGS84)
Elevation 244
Relative position ABOUT 5.2 MILES N.NW OF YELLVILLE
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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 19N 17W 13 SW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • ON THE UPPER PART OF GEORGE'S CREEK, BETWEEN 2 STREAM TRIBUTARIES ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Analytical data

Result GALENA WAS REPORTED TO CONTAIN 1.67 OUNCES OF SILVER TO THE TON BY A SAMPLE ANALYSIS.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Rock unit name Calciferous Series
    Rock description Calciferous Series
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.74961, 36.28759

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR, LODE-LIKE

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Almost Undoubtedly A Brecciated, Sphalerite Filled Bed

Comments on the geologic information

  • REFERENCE TO OTHER RECORDS FOR SITES IN THIS REGION WILL PROVIDE A VIEW OF TYPICAL FEATURES OF THESE DEPOSITS.

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

  • NO WORKINGS DESCRIBED, ONLY A MENTION MADE OF "PARTIAL OPENINGS"

Comments on development

  • THESE NOTES DERIVED FROM ACCOUNT TAKEN FROM D.D. OWENS REPORT PUBLISHED IN 1858, IN LITTLE ROCK, ARK. PP. 55 AND 151-55, CALLED FIRST REPORT OF A GEOLOGICAL RECONNOISSANCE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032567

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. 111, 112 USGS RESTON (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE "MAIN VEIN WAS DESCRIBED AS RUNNING NORTH 30 DEGREES EAST. SMITHSONITE AT THE MINE WAS OF A BROWNISH-WHITE COLOR, PROBABLY DUE TO IRON IMPURITIES
Deposit OWENS ENTHUSIASTICALLY REPORTED THIS AS "THE RICHEST AND BEST LOCALITY OF THESE ZINC ORES THAT HAS YET BEEN EXAMINED IN THIS COUNTRY." HE REFERS TO VEINS OF ZINC ORES SANDWICHED BY "WELL DEFINED WALLS OF ROCK, WHICH MAY BE THE ORE HORIZON, AND SAYS THAT IT CONTAINS BOTH THE CARBONATE AND THE SULPHURET OF ZINC. ; 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