Great Eastern

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10096597
MRDS ID W032571
Record type Site
Current site name Great Eastern

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.82518, 36.29786 (WGS84)
Elevation 270
Relative position ABOUT 6.0 MILES E.NE FROM ZINC P.O.
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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 18 NE4 OF NE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • THE MINE IS 15 FEET ABOVE A BRANCH OF LITTLE SUGAR ORCHARD CREEK ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • CARBONATE RESEMBLES A COARSE SANDSTONE, BEING COMPOSED OF ROUND MINERAL GRAINS.

Analytical data

Result BROWN-CRUST SMITHSONITE WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN 74.05% ZN CO3, EQUIVALENT TO 38.51% METALLIC ZINC.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Clay, Mud
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.82518, 36.29786

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Brecciated Zones

Comments on the geologic information

  • BEING UP ON THE PLATEAU, THIS MAYBE A SITE WHERE MUCH OF THE SPHALERITE HAS WEATHERED AWAY.

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

  • OPENING 1 IS 10X12 FEET BY FOUR DEEP, 15 FEET ABOVE THE CREEK (VERTICALLY). OPENING 2 IS UPSTREAM BY 300 FEET NW FROM 1, AND IS A SHAFT 28 FEET DEEP WITH ALTERNATING LAYERS OF DOLOMITE & TALLOW CLAY. ORE FROM CLAY IS CHIEFLY SMITHSONITE. OTHERWISE NO ORE IN SHAFT SAVE FROM THE BOTTOM, WHICH IS RICH IN SMITHSONITE. OPENING 3 IS ON THE HILLSIDE 6 FEET ABOVE LEVEL AND 150 FEET NORTH OF NO. 2, AND IS AN OPEN CUT 12X18 FEET BY 5 DEEP. ORE IS CHIEFLY SMITHSONITE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032571

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. 117, 118 USGS RESTON (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ALL OF THESE DEPOSITS ARE SMALL PARTS OF A VERY LARGE DEPOSIT SYSTEM

Reporter information

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