Lowery and James

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103775
MRDS ID M055065
MAS/MILS ID 51090049
Record type Site
Current site name Lowery and James
Alternate or previous names Lowrey Lease, Lowrey and James
Related records 10284101

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Pit
Geographic coordinates: -93.68667, 34.17079 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Location accuracy 100(meters)
Relative position 5 MILES NORTH OF MURFREESBORO. On small island west of Boat Ramp on topo.
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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 5 C of S2N2 Arkansas

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
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Pit (1) -93.68667, 34.17079

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Thrust Faults, N-S Tear Faults, And Two Fold Systems ; Reg.Trends: Thrust Faults From S In Late Paleozoic

Ore body information

  • Strike N 30 W
    Dip 65 W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Cinnabar Is Localized In Fault Zones

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: CARBONIFEROUS FORMATIONS 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

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner W.M. James
    Home office Murfreesboro
    Year 1942
  • Type Lessor
    Owner J.M. Lowrey
    Home office Hot Springs, AR
    Year 1942
  • Type Owner
    Owner Ozan Graysonia Lumber Co
    Year 1944
  • Type Operator
    Owner Lowrey And A.L. Hertage

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground

Comments on the workings information

  • SEVERAL PITS AND TRENCHES HAVE BEEN CUT. ONE 15 FT DEEP OPEN CUT. ONE 20 FT. SHAFT. ADIT LAST OPERATED 1941.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055065
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090049 =newMRDS 10284101, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS, 1942, BULL. 936-H

  • Deposit

    Chester, 1965, USBM IC-8252, p. 84.

  • Production

    USBM DATA

  • Deposit

    Clardy, B.F., and Bush, W.V., 1976, Mercury district of southwest Arkansas: Arkansas Geological Commission Information Circular 23, 57 p.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE OCCURS IN FRACTURES WHICH HAVE INDICATED STRIKE AND DIP

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-09-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-15 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10284101
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0051090049 = newMRDS 10284101