Kansas Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10096599
MRDS ID W032578
Record type Site
Current site name Kansas Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.91657, 36.30008 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position 1.5 MILES NORTH OF ZINC
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Boone

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 19N 18W 17 NE4 OF NE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • IN DRY HOLLOW, NEAR THE UPPER END OF MILL BRANCH OF SUGAR ORCHARD CREEK ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Alteration

  • (Local) Weathering Is Heavy In Places; Sphalerite Solution Cavities Common.

Analytical data

Result PARTIAL ANALYSES OF TALLOW CLAY SHOWED METALLIC ZINC CONTENTS OF 26.73-28.79%

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) -92.91657, 36.30008

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • HEMIMORPHITE HERE IN STREAKS UP TO A FOOT WIDE.

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

  • WHEN EXAMINED IN 1892, THE WORK DONE CONSISTED OF STRIPPINGS OR OPEN CUTS IN SANDSTONES, QUARTZITES AND CHERTS; BUT LITTLE OF THE SOLID ROCK HAS BEEN BLASTED OUT. WORKINGS ARE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE HOLLOW BETWEEN THE ORDOVICIAN AND EARLY MISSISSIPPIAN BEDS.

Comments on development

  • MAY HAVE BEEN FURTHER DEVELOPED SINCE THE NOTES THIS RECORD WAS DERIVED FROM WERE MADE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032578

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. 124-125 USGS RESTON (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF PINK TO WHITE TALLOW CLAY IN THESE OPENINGS
Deposit SOUNDS LIKE AN UNUSUAL SITE DUE TO PREPONDERANCE OF HEMIMORPHITE ; 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