Bell Prospect

Past Producer in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103772
MRDS ID M055047
MAS/MILS ID 51090019
Record type Site
Mineralized Area Arkansas Quicksilver District
Current site name Bell Prospect
Alternate or previous names W.R. Bell, National Quicksilver Co., Carroll, Wr Bell, Bell
Related records 10235311

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -93.71333, 34.16667 (WGS84)
Relative position 5 MI NNW OF MURFREESBORO
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Pike

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 007S 025W 6 SWSW Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • MINE NOW UNDER WATERS OF LAKE GREESON

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Gap Ridge Sandstone, Sandstone
    Rock description Gap Ridge Sandstone, Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -93.71333, 34.16667

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Thrust Faults And Close Folds
Regional Thrust Faults, N-S Tear Faults And Two Fold Systems ; Reg.Trends: Thrust Faults From S In Late Paleozoic

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults In Sandstone And Sharp Folds

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: ORE IS RESTRICTED TO UPPER LEVELS OF GAP RIDGE SANDSTONE, CARBONIFEROUS FMS DIP S AND ARE DEFORMED BY THRUST FAULTS, TEAR FAULTS, BEDDING PLANE FAULTS, AND FOLDS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface-Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Production years 1934-1935

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner W.R. Bell
    Year 1944
  • Type Operator
    Owner Mercury Producers, Inc.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 18.29M
  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 39.62M

Comments on the workings information

  • AS OF 1937, SEVERAL PITS AND TRENCHES AND ONE 130 FT. SHAFT. WITH TWO LEVELS. LAST OPERATED 1943.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055047
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090019 =newMRDS 10235311, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1937, BULL. 886-C

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E.H., USGS, (PERSONAL FILES)

  • Deposit

    Chester, 1965, USBM IC-8252, p. 75-86.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-08 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10235311
Reporter 2012-11-08 Rlw U.S. Geological Survey MAS 0051090019 = 10235311