Beatty Mine

Past Producer in Marion county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10100259
MRDS ID W032565
Record type Site
Current site name Beatty Mine
Related records 10260091

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.73906, 36.31508 (WGS84)
Elevation 305
Relative position ABOUT 8.2 MILES WNW OF FLIPPIN, 3 MILES E.SE FROM DODD CITY, ARK
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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 1 SE4 OF SE4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • IN BED OF BLUFFY FORK OF JIMMY'S CREEK, NORTH OF HIGHWAY 14, ABOUT 7 MILES NORTH OF YELLVILLE ALONG THAT HIGHWAY ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1969

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.73906, 36.31508

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Brecciated Zones

Comments on the geologic information

  • CLASSIC SPHALERITE FILLED FRACTURES HERE. THE LOW ANTICLINE EXPOSED BEARS ABOUT N.40 DEGREE W.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of last production 1890

Mining district

District name North Arkansas Zinc Region

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the workings information

  • 200' TRENCH CUT ALONG FORMER STREAM BED, EXPOSING BRECCIATED SILICEOUS DOLOMITE FOR 1001; HOWEVER ONLY THE UPPER 4' OF THE ORE BEARING BED WAS EXPOSED. DOWNSTREAM 150 FEET THE ORE BEARING BED RESURFACES AGAIN, AND A SMALL PIT 3-4 FEET DEEP WAS MADE EXPOSURES WERE OBSERVED OF VEINLETS OF SPHALERITE WITH CALCITE FROM 1/4 TO 4 INCHES THICK.

Comments on development

  • STROM WAS DIVERTED FROM ITS ORIGINAL CHANNEL. NOT WORKED SINCE 1890. STEAM CRUSHING PLANT THAT WAS HERE WAS MOVED TO THE MARKLEMINE. ORE WAS CONCENTRATED BY HAND JIGS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032565

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. 109, 110 USGS RESTON (241) AR5

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MUST BE A LESS WEATHERED EXPOSURE; NO SMITHSONITE IS MENTIONED
Deposit NOTE: WHILE PROPERTY WAS NOT WORKED IN 1891, A LARGE AMOUNT OF ORE WAS SHIPPED IN 1891. ; 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