Found Indian Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10096600
MRDS ID W032583
Record type Site
Current site name Found Indian Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.92935, 36.2973 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position 1 MILE W. SW OF RHODES, 1 MILE N. NW 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 W2 OF NW 4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • IN A GULCH OPENING SOUTHWARD INTO SUGAR ORCHARD CREEK ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Hemimorphite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Weathering, Secondary Minerals

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
    Rock unit name Calciferous Series
    Rock description Calciferous Series
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.92935, 36.2973

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE ZINC ORES ON THIS PROPERTY ARE CONFINED TO CERTAIN BEDS, SOME OF WHICH ARE EXPOSED NATURALLY IN THE LEDGES ABOUT THE HEAD OF FIVE HOLLOW

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
    Overall depth 8.84M

Comments on the workings information

  • 5 OR 6 OPENINGS IN 1892: ONE 29 FOOT DEEP SHAFT NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE CLAIM ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE GULCH. A TEN FOOT SHAFT EXISTED ON THE WEST SIDE. 200 FOOT NORTH OF THE FIRST SHAFT WAS AN OPEN CUT, AND ANOTHER OPEN CUT WAS NOTED EAST OF THE SHAFT. AN OPEN CUT 300 FEET NORTH OF THE MAIN SHAFT IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE GULCH NEAR THE TOP OF THE HILL, AND IS 30 FEET LONG, 10 WIDE & 15 DEEP. IT EXPOSES A LOT OF CLAY AND EARTH WITH LOOSE ROCK FRAGMENTS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032583

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. 129, 130 USGS RESTON (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE 20 FOOT SHAFT IS IN CLAY WITH RESIDUAL BOULDERS CONTAINING ZINC AND WITH HEMIMORPHITE ON THEIR EXTERIORS; AND SOME TALLOW CLAY WAS TAKEN FROM THE SHAFT. HEMIMORPHITE HAD ALSO FILLED CRYSTAL SOLUTION CAVITIES.
Deposit PLEASE NOTE: BESIDES 14 OTHER MINES IN THE SUGAR ORCHARD AREA, RECORDS COULD BE FORMED FOR: 13 IN THE NEWTON COUNTY AREA, 8 IN LITTLE BUFFALO AREA, GRANBY LEAD MINES, 5 IN THE MT. HERSHEY AREA, 6 IN THE ST. JOE AREA, 3 IN THE YELLVILLE AREA, 17 IN THE RUSH CREEK AREA, 3 IN WARNER'S CREEK AREA, 12 IN THE NORTH BAXTER COUNTY AREA, AND 8 IN THE LAWRENCE AND SHARP COUNTY AREA. NO DOUBT MANY ADDITIONAL DEPOSITS AND MINES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED SINCE 1900, SO THIS NUMBER OF SITES IS THE MINIMUM ; 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