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AGC/AGS Series Information Circular
Number Series IC-23
Title Mercury District of Southwest Arkansas
Author (s) B.F. Clardy and W.V. Bush
Date 1976
General Description

This report contains descriptions of mercury mines in southwest Arkansas as of the publication date.

Information in the report includes:

  • Descriptions of the conditions of 67 cinnabar mines and prospects in the study area as of 1976
  • History of cinnabar discovery and mining in the region
  • Stratigraphy and structure of the study area
  • Discussions of the mineralogy, size/shape of ore deposits, and their distribution and origin
  • Two in-pocket topographic base maps with the geology and mines locations
  • A fold-out geologic map of the mercury district showing distribution of the cinnabar deposits
  • A page-sized map with prospect locations on Bemis Hill, Hill 2, and Hill 3
  • Paragenetic diagram for ore and gangue minerals
  • A cross-section diagram of the underground workings at the Humphrey Gold Corp. mine
  • A table depicting production of mercury from the Arkansas district from 1931 to 1946
  • A table depicting the price of mercury from 1930 to 1972
  • A table depicting tenor of cinnabar ore from 14 mines in the district
  • An appendix presenting analytical data on 192 samples for selected elements

*Includes:  57 pages, 4 plates, 8 figures, 3 tables

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Contact Information Arkansas Geological Survey
3815 West Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR  72204
(501) 296-1877 or  (501) 296-1878

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