Alcoa Bauxite Mine

Producer in Saline county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Aluminum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10111556
MRDS ID W031821
Record type Site
Current site name Alcoa Bauxite Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.49183, 34.54179 (WGS84)
Relative position TWO MILES SOUTH OF BRYANT.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Saline

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 002S 014W 10 Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Aluminum Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bauxite Ore
Anatase Gangue
Boehmite Gangue
Gibbsite Gangue
Ilmenite Gangue
Rutile Gangue
Sphene Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 111
USGS model code 38b
BC deposit profile B04
Deposit model name Bauxite, laterite type

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Syenite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Eocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Eocene
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Alkalic Intrusive Rock > Nepheline Syenite
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock
    Rock unit name Berger
    Rock description Berger

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.49183, 34.54179

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR, LENTICULAR, LENSES
    Thickness 9.14M
    Depth to bottom 18.29M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Igneous, Contact Zone

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year 1887
Discoverer J. C. Branner - State Geologist
Year of first production 1898

Mining district

District name Pulaski And Saline District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Alcoa - Aluminum Co. Of America

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W031821

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 299

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1981 Ford, Patti L. (Orris, Greta J.) U.S. Geological Survey