Wallis Soapstone Pit

Prospect in Saline county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Nickel, Talc-Soapstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10211545
MAS/MILS ID 0051250013
Record type Site
Current site name Wallis Soapstone Pit
Alternate or previous names Wallis Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -92.59597, 34.72842 (WGS84)
Elevation 158
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Saline

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Nickel Tertiary
Talc-Soapstone Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Dolomite Unknown
Pyrite Unknown
Pyrrhotite Unknown
Serpentine Unknown
Soapstone Unknown
Talc Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -92.59597, 34.72842

Ore body information

  • Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 DISSEMINATED
    Shape of Orebody #1 IRREGULAR
    Primary mode of Origin METAMORPHISM
    Secondary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. MODERATE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 OTHER
    Date of Last Modification 780213

Comments on the geologic information

  • NICKEL FOUND AS A MINOR OCCURRENCE IN SULFIDES (PYRRHOTITE A PYRITE) AND IN SILICATE (SERPENTINE). NICKEL DERIVED FROM VINE, PRESENT IN ORIGINAL ULTRABASIC INTRUSIVE, DURING SERPENTIZATION.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Prospect
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Unknown

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0051250013

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STERLING, P J, AND CHARLES STONE, 1961, NICKEL OCCURRENCES I

  • Deposit

    STONE DEPOSITS, SALINE CO, ARK. ECON. GEOL. V 56, R 1, PP

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 27-FEB-1984 Hite, Alan G. U.S. Bureau of Mines