Pyle Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103778
MRDS ID M055094
MAS/MILS ID 51061000
Record type Site
Current site name Pyle Prospect
Alternate or previous names Will Pyle Prospect
Related records 10184205

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Approximate
Geographic coordinates: -93.82222, 34.15523 (WGS84)
Elevation 155
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 7 MI NW OF MURFREESBORO. Coordinates are for SESE Sec. 12.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Howard

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 007S 027W 12,13 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • Original coordinates at 34-9-10, -93-49-27, or about 500 m to the SSW, plotted in NENE Sec 13. Coordinates given are from deleted MAS record because they coincide with the described section.
  • initially in SESESec. 12 and NENE sec. 13 T7S, R27W, in Howard Co. Expanded into NWNWsec. 18, T7S, R26 W in Pike County sometime after 1934. (Clardy and Bush, 1976, p. 19)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Barite Gangue
Dickite Gangue
Limonite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

Approximate (1) -93.82222, 34.15523

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local Thrust Faults, 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

  • SANDSTONE IS FRACTURED AND LOCALLY BRECCIATED. SANDSTONE BEDS STRIKE N49E, SHALES STRIKE N36E DIP 85E TO N62E DIP 90.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Production years 1931-1946

Mining district

District name Arkansas Quicksilver District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner William Pyle
    Year 1965
  • Type Operator
    Owner C. E. Holmes, C. Q. Schow

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS IN 1937 WERE TRENCH 40 FT. LONG, 10 FT. DEEP. TWO PITS, ONE 20 FT. DEEP, ONE 10 FT. DEEP. LAST ACTIVE 1934.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055094
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 50610003 =newMRDS 10184205, merged and deleted.

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Reed and Wells, 1938, USGS BULL. 886-C

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

  • Deposit

    Chester, 1965, USBM IC-8252, p. 85.

  • Production

    USBM DATA

  • Deposit

    THOENEN, ARK MINERAL BOOK

  • Deposit

    Brown, W.F., et al., 1955, Mineral resources of Ark in the Red River Basin.

  • Deposit

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-10-01 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 2012-11-16 Wilson, Anna B U.S. Geological Survey merged and deleted duplicate record 10184205
Editor 1983-11-17 Reynolds U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS 0050610003 = 10184205