Wilson Springs Vanadium Deposit

Past Producer in Garland county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Niobium (Columbium), Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10186911
MAS/MILS ID 0050510001
Record type Site
Current site name Wilson Springs Vanadium Deposit
Alternate or previous names Wilson Mineral Springs., Wilson Springs Vanadium Deposit., Potash Sulphur Springs.

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -92.95848, 34.47512 (WGS84)
Elevation 128
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Garland

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 003 S 018 W 17 C Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Niobium (Columbium) Tertiary
Vanadium Primary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -92.95848, 34.47512

Ore body information

  • Thickness 92M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 200M
    Length 800M
    Area 275HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 SHEAR ZONE
    Shape of Orebody #1 PIPELIKE
    Type of Orebody #2 BRECCIA FILL
    Type of Orebody #3 DISSEMINATED
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Secondary mode of Origin CONT METASOMATIC
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Secondary Ore Control FAULTING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. INTENSE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 ADV ARGILLIC
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #2 INTERM ARGILLIC
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #3 OTHER
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Total Surface Area (HA) 275
    Date of Last Modification 801115

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE SPALDING PIT IS HIGH IN PYROXENITE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant Yes
Discovery year 1950
Mining method Bench (Berm)
Year of first production 1967
Milling method Hydrometallurgy Unspecified

Mining district

District name Magnet Cove

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Private Lease
Type of mineral rights Minerals Only

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner U-Metco
    Interest 100
    Home office New York
    Year 1993
    First year 1993
    Last year 1993
  • Type Operator
    Owner U.S. Vanadium Corp.
    Interest 100
    Home office Arkansas
    Year 1993
    First year 1993
    Last year 1993

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • CHRISTY RESERVES ARE SHOWN IN Q-MATRIX 2, COL. 1.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Area 16HA
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method ACTUAL
    Mining Method BENCH (BERM)
    Swell Factor .86
    Percent Waste Rock 71.4
    Avg. Overburden Thickness 0
    Hardness of Ore HARDPAN
    Avg. Bench Height (meters) 6
    Max. Pit Slope (degrees) 38
    Capacity 2075
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Preprod. Stripping Vol. 0
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 260
    Operating Shifts per Day 1
    Year of Information 1975

Comments on other economic factors

  • THE PLANT IS PROCESSING BOILER AND FLY ASH AND FLUX COKE AND WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY. THE CHRISTY PIT COULD BE MINED IF PRICES WERE RIGHT (PER U.S. VANADIUM, JAN. 1993).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0050510001

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MINING ENG. 4/69 TAYLOR,I.R. UNION CARBIDE TWIN PIT VANADIUM

  • Deposit

    AT WILSON SPRINGS

  • Deposit

    STEELE,K.F. 1975 UNIV OF ARK GRANT G0155021.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE MINE CONTAINS 2 PITS 1500 FT APART. ORE HAULED 3000 FT TO MILL. REC-102 CB/NB GRADE NOT KNOWN. RSRS BASED ON 13 YR REMAINING LIFE. REC-130 MINE CAPY GREATER THAN MILL CAPY. ORE STOCKPILED & BLENDED TO 1% MILLFEED. 15% OF MILLFEED SCREENED TO REMOVE NOVACULITE. (85% OF THE 15% IS RECVRD). REC-151 ALL OF THE MILLFEED IS GROUND-ROAST-LEACH. SCREEN CAPCY IS 25% OF MILL CAPCY. MILL WILL CONTINUE USING STOCKPILE WHEN ORE BODIES CHRISTY DEPOSIT ORE TO BE STOCKPILED & MILLED WITH DEPOSIT ORE. REC-160 V2(05) CONC TO MARIETTA OHIO FOR FURTHER PROCESSING

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1995 Unknown U.S. Bureau of Mines