El Dorado Brick Works Pit and Plant

Past Producer in Union county in Arkansas, United States with commodity Brick Clay

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10400462
Record type Site
Current site name El Dorado Brick Works Pit and Plant
Included sites Arkansas-White-Red River Basins Mineal Survey

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -92.64223, 33.22976 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arkansas Union

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
5th Principal 17S 15W 22 NW1/4 SW1/4, NW1/4 SW1/4, SE1/4 NW1/4 Arkansas

Comments on the location information

  • Plant location. Buff firing clay was located in small pit located at T 16 S, R 14 W, Sec 35 SE 1/4 of SE 1/4


Commodity Importance
Brick Clay Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -92.64223, 33.22976

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Norman McDonald
    Home office Ruston, LA
    Year 1953
  • Type Lessee
    Owner El Dorado Brick Works
    Home office El Dorado, AR
    Year 1953

Comments on the production information

  • 2,250,000 bricks annually since 1926

Comments on the workings information

  • Open pit excavation 1300' long, 200' wide, and 9' deep

Reference information

Bibliographic references

  • Location

    See Hard File.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Clay bed of the Claiborne group of Eocene age composed of 12-foot thickness of light-gray laminated clay, overlain by 3 feet of reddish, iron oxide-stained clay soil.