South Mill Mt. Prospect

Unknown in Pike county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10114117
MAS/MILS ID 51090078
Record type Site
Current site name South Mill Mt. Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -93.722, 34.16 (WGS84)
Elevation 200
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position About 1/3 of the way between Parker Prospect and Parnell Hill. On the south side of Mill Mt. on the edge of Lake Greeson in the SW of NE sec. 12. Location shown on plate in IC-23.
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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 007 S 026 W 12 SWNE Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • Mislocated about 20-some miles too far south in Hempstead County. ABWilson moved point to location approximated in Clardy and Bush.


Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -93.722, 34.16

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Land status

Ownership category Unknown

Comments on the workings information

  • "Most of the workings are under water. The exposed workings consist of a pit 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 6 feet deep. Also along the same trend on the east end of the hill is an L-shaped trench with sides 45 feet and 30 feet that open out on the side of the hill. A few feet east is a small pit 7 feet square and 5 feet deep." (Clardy and Bush, 1976, p. 23)

Comments on development

  • "The first opening was started in late 1931 by Geroge Bell and W.F. Hintze. Work was taken over in 1937 by Cinnabar Mining Co. and in 1940 by Arkansas Quicksilver Mines, Inc. (Reed and Wells, 1938)" (Clardy and Bush, 1976)

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 51090078

Bibliographic references

  • Location

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

  • Deposit

    Reed, J.C., and Wells, F.G., 1938, Geology and ore deposits of the southwestern Arkansas quicksilver district: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 886-C, 90 p., 19 pls.

  • Deposit

    Gallagher, 1942, USGS Bull. 936-H, p. 217.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1980-05-20 Rlw U.S. Bureau of Mines
Updater 2010-10-26 Wilson, Anna B. U.S. Geological Survey Corrected location and added references.