Low Gap Mine

Past Producer in Boone county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10100257
MRDS ID W032522
Record type Site
Current site name Low Gap Mine
Related records 10162271

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.01962, 36.39175 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position FOUR MILES NE OF MYRTLE AND ABOUT 7.15 MILES W. SW OF LEAD HILL
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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 20N 19W 8 NW4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Smithsonite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Marble
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.01962, 36.39175

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Brecciated Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • SEE K1A. SINGLE STREAK OF ORE IS RICH IN GALENA AND CARRIED A LOT OF SMITHSONITE. STREAK IS 2 FEET THICK IN S. WALL OF TUNNEL AND ARPVND TO THE MIDDLE OF THIS INNER ENDWALL. SOME SMITHSONITE SHOW IN THE OPEN CUT, NEAR THE SURFACE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name N. Ark. Zinc Region

Land status

Ownership category Private

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 4.57M
    Overall length 9.14M
    Overall width 2.44M

Comments on the workings information

  • CUT 30 FEET LONG AND 8 FEET WIDE, RUNNING S. 30 DEGREES E INTO THE HILL, WITH A FIFTEEN FOOT TUNNEL AT ITS INNER END. 60' SOUTH OF THE TUNNEL, AND ON THE SAME LEVEL WITH IT, IS A CUT 40 FEET LONG, 5 FEET WIDE, AND 6 FEET DEEP, FOLLOWING A CLAY-FILLED CAVITY IN THE LIMESTONE, WHERE BOULDERS ON THE DUMP EVIDENTLY CAME FROM. NO SPHALERITE SEEN IN WALLS OF CAVERN. BEARING SPHALERITE

Comments on development

  • ORE FROM THIS SITE PROBABLY CONTRIBUTED TO SOME SHIPMENT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032522

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANNUAL RPT. OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ARKANSAS FOR 1892 (PUB. DEC, 1900), VOL. V: THE ZN & PB REGION OF N. ARKANSAS, BY STATE GEOLOGIST JOHN C. BRANNER, P. 71....USGS LIBRARY (241) AR5; YELLVILLE SHEET

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE CUT AND TUNNEL ARE BOTH IN FINELY BRECCIATED LIMESTONE
Deposit NOT LIKELY TO BE A LARGE PRODUCER ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

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