Magnet Cove Titanium Corp Deposit

Past Producer in Hot Spring county in Arkansas, United States with commodities Niobium (Columbium), Titanium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10259905
MRDS ID D001782
MAS/MILS ID 0050590002
Record type Site
Current site name Magnet Cove Titanium Corp Deposit
Alternate or previous names Perkins Ore Body., Magnet Cove, Magnet Cove Rutile Company Deposit

Comments on the site names

  • OTHER NAME: MAGNET COVE TITANIUM CORP. DEP., PERKINS ORE BODY, MAGNET COVE RUTILE CO. DEPOSIT.

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Pit
Geographic coordinates: -92.8564, 34.4372 (WGS84)
Elevation 116
Location accuracy 10(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Hot Spring

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 003 S 017 W 18 C E2 Arkansas

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Niobium (Columbium) Primary
Titanium Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Rutile Ore
Brookite Ore
Perovskite Ore
Albite Gangue
Anhydrite Gangue
Apatite Gangue
Dolomite Gangue
Montmorillonite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

Pit (1) -92.8564, 34.4372

Ore body information

  • Strike N85E
    Dip 85S
    Thickness 41M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 151M
    Length 580M
    Area 15HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 STOCKWORK
    Shape of Orebody #1 IRREGULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 PLACER
    Type of Orebody #3 DISSEMINATED
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Secondary mode of Origin MAGMATIC DIFFER
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Secondary Ore Control FRACTURING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. SLIGHT
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 OTHER
    Strike And Dip N85E
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Total Surface Area (HA) 15
    Date of Last Modification 820820

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAGNET COVE BASIN IS AN ERODED LATE CRETACEOUS CALDERA IN WHICH CONCENTRIC RING DIKES WERE CREATED AS A RESULT OF REPEATED CAULDRON SUBSIDENCE. THE MAGNET COVE DEPOSIT IS SITUATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE MIDDLE RING DIKE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant Yes
Discovery year 1890
Mining method Open Pit
Year of first production 1932
Milling method Magnetic And Electrostatic

Mining district

District name Magnet Cove

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Fee Ownership

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Numerous Private Owners
    Year 1982

Production statistics

  • Year 1934
    Description Rutile Concentrate 35 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 35mt
  • Year 1935
    Description Rutile Concentrate 268 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 268mt
  • Year 1936
    Description Rutile Concentrate 347 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 347mt
  • Year 1937
    Description Rutile Concentrate 859 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 859mt
  • Year 1938
    Description Rutile Concentrate 400 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 400mt
  • Year 1939
    Description Rutile Concentrate 413 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 413mt
  • Year 1940
    Description Rutile Concentrate 718 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 718mt
  • Year 1941
    Description Rutile Concentrate 812 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 812mt
  • Year 1942
    Description Rutile Concentrate 11 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 11mt
  • Year 1943
    Description Rutile Concentrate 544 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 544mt
  • Year 1944
    Description Rutile Concentrate 294 Mt Conc./Yr.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Conc. Titanium Titanium 294mt

Comments on the production information

  • THE RUTILE CONTAINS RECOVERABLE AMOUNTS OF COLUMBIUM WHICH WOULD AFFECT THE MARKETABILITY OF THE RUTILE ORE. UNIT PRODUCTION COST WILL BE INCREASED TO $5.94 BEGINNING IN 2001 DUE TO HIGHER PLANT MAINTENANCE COSTS.

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1955
    Total resources 11,339,999mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Niobium (Columbium) Cb2O5 0.6 wt-pct Niobium (Columbium) Major 1955
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1971
    Total resources 7,030,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Niobium (Columbium) Cb2O5 0.047 wt-pct Niobium (Columbium) Major 1971
    Titanium TiO2 2.74 wt-pct Titanium Minor 1971

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • MAGNET COVE ORE OCCURS IN THREE FORMS: VEINS IN IGNEOUS ROCKS; A SOIL MANTLE OF ALTERED CLAYS, FELDSPARS, AND CALCITE; RECENT ALLUVIAL PLACERS.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Area 8.7HA
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method PROPOSED
    Mining Method STRIP-LEVEL
    Avg. Overburden Thickness 0
    Hardness of Ore M-HARD ROCKS
    Capacity 2000
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Preprod. Stripping Vol. 0
    Unit Production Cost 1.37
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 125
    Operating Shifts per Day 1
    Year of Information 1981

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0050590002

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, W.C. PROGRESS REPORTS - METALLURGICAL DIVISION. REPORT OF TESTS. BUMINES RI 3328, 1937, PP. 131-135.

  • Reserve-Resource

    PARKER, R.L., AND ADAMS, J.W., USGS PROF. PAPER 820

  • Deposit

    ERICKSON, R.L. AND L.B. BLADE. GEOCHEMISTRY AND PETROLOGY OF THE ALKALIC IGNEOUS COMPLEX AT MAGNET COVE, ARKANSAS. U.S. GEOL, SURVEY PROF. PAPER 425, 1963, 91 P.

  • Deposit

    FINE, M.M., H. KENWORTHY, R.B. FISHER, AND R.G. KNICKERBOCKER. TITANIUM INVESTIGATIONS: THE LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT OF MINERAL-DRESSING METHODS FOR ARKANSAS RUTILE. MINING TRANSACTIONS, V. 184, 1949, PP. 447-452.

  • Deposit

    FRYKLUND, V.C., JR., R.S. HARNER, AND E.P. KAISER. NIOBIUM (COLUMBIUM) AND TITANIUM AT MAGNET COVE AND POTASH SULPHUR SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 1015-B, 1954, 57 P.

  • Deposit

    FRYKLUND, V.C., JR., AND D.F. HOLBROOK. TITANIUM ORE DEPOSITS OF HOT SPRING COUNTY, ARKANSAS. ARKANSAS RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, DIVISION OF GEOLOGY, BULL. 16, 1950, 173 P.

  • Deposit

    HERZ, N. TITANIUM DEPOSITS IN ALKALIC IGNEOUS ROCKS. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 959-E, 1976, 6 P.

  • Deposit

    NIEBERLEIN, V.A., M.M. FINE, W.A. CALHOUN, AND E.W. PARSONS. PROGRESS REPORT AND DEVELOPMENT OF COLUMBIUM IN ARKANSAS FOR 1953. BUMINES RI 5064, 1954, 23 PP.

  • Deposit

    REED, D.F. INVESTIGATION OF MAGNET COVE RUTILE DEPOSIT, HOT SPRING COUNTY, ARKANSAS. BUMINES RI 4593, 1949, 9p.

  • Deposit

    ROWE, R.B. ASSOCIATION OF COLUMBIUM MINERALS AND ALKALINE ROCKS. CANADIAN MINING JOURNAL, MARCH 1955, PP. 69-73.

  • Deposit

    SPENCER, R.V. EXPLORATION OF THE MAGNET COVE RUTILE COMPANY PROPERTY, MAGNET COVE AREA, HOT SPRING COUNTY, ARKANSAS. BUMINES RI 3900, 1946, 7 PP.

  • Deposit

    STROUD, R.B., R.H. ARNDT, F.B. FULKERSON, AND W.G. DIAMOND. MINERAL RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIES OF ARKANSAS. BUMINES BULL 645, 1969, PP. 246-251.

  • Deposit

    TOEWE, E.C., R.W. SCHATZ, R.L. CARMICHAEL, B.W. GONSER, AND W.M. GOLDBERGER. EVALUATION OF COLUMBIUM-BEARING RUTILE DEPOSITS, MAGNET COVE, ARKANSAS. BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST. (COLUMBUS, OHIO), CONTRACT NO. 14-01-0001-1738, JANUARY (COLUMBUS, OHIO), CONTRACT NO. 14-01-0001-1738, JANUARY OR, OFFICE OF MINERALS AND SOLID FUELS, WASHINGTON, D.C.

  • Deposit

    U.S. BUREAU OF MINES. RUTILE AND TITANIFEROUS MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. INTERIOR CERTIFICATE 67-1, 1971, 117 P.

  • Deposit

    ALS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. INTERIOR CERTIFICATE 67-1, 1971,

  • Deposit

    VOGEL, F.A., JR. MINING AND MILLING OPERATIONS OF RUTILE MINE OF THE TITANIUM ALLOY COMPANY OF ARKANSAS, HOT SPRING COUNTY, ARKANSAS. BUMINES IC 7293, 1944, 7 P.

  • Deposit

    WILLIAMS, J.F. THE IGNEOUS ROCKS OF ARKANSAS. ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ANNUAL REPORT, V. 2, 1890-1891, 457 P.

  • Deposit

    ZARTMAN, R.E., R.F. MARVIN, A.V. HEYL, AND M. BROCK. AGE OF ALKALIC INTRUSIVE ROCKS FROM EASTERN AND MID-CONTINENT STATES. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 525-A, 1965, P. 162.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit HARD COPY FILE LOCATED AT USBM Eastern Field Operations Center (closed in 1980's). PRIOR STUDY COMPLETED IN 1976 BY K.F. STEELE, UNIV. OF ARKANSAS GRANT G0155021.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 24-SEP-96 Buckingham, David A. U.S. Bureau of Mines
Reporter 01-APR-75 Parker, Raymond L. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 13-DEC-10 Causey, J. Douglas U.S. Geological Survey Combined info from MRDS record D001782 (DEP_ID 10009109) and deleted that record.