Dierks Pit

Past Producer in Saline county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Sand and Gravel, Construction
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Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10400360
Record type Site
Current site name Dierks Pit

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -94.34484, 34.51646 (WGS84)
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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 3 S 31 W 7 NE 1/4, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 Arkansas


Commodity Importance
Sand and Gravel, Construction Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -94.34484, 34.51646

Ore body information

  • Name of the ore body Terrace deposit
    Thickness 0.91M
    Depth to bottom 1.83M
    Depth to top 0.91M
    Width 45.72M
    Length 60.96M

Comments on the geologic information

  • Gravel bar and terrace underlain by coarse gravel. About 90 percent quartzite cobbles, 10 percent chert and novaculite. Gravel in creek bed is not used because of large percentage of oversize boulders.
  • Flat-lying beds. One to 3 feet of clay and soil overburden. In part mixed with the crushed gravel as binder.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer
Significant Yes
Mining method Open Pit
Production years 1952+

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Area 4.047HA

Reference information

General comments

Subject category Comment text
General This examination was made in connection with the Arkansas-White-Red (AWR) River Basins mineral survey. Summary Report of Minerals Examination.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-OCT-52 Maynard Boos U.S. Bureau of Mines