Compilation Geologic Map of the Mountain View 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Van Buren, Searcy, Stone, Cleburne, Pope, Newton, Izard, and Baxter Counties, Arkansas

AGC/AGS Series Digital Geologic Maps
Number Series DGM-AR-00979
Title Compilation Geologic Map of the Mountain View 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Van Buren, Searcy, Stone, Cleburne, Pope, Newton, Izard, and Baxter Counties, Arkansas
Author (s) Geology by Richard S. Hutto, Angela K. Chandler, Daniel S.Rains, Daniel K. Smith, Erin E. Smart, Scott M. Ausbrooks, Ty C. Johnson, James M. Smith, and Garrett A. Hatzell
Compilation by John T. Gist
Date 2022
Scale 1:100,000
General Description

This map depicts the bedrock and surficial geology of the Mountain View quadrangle, a 30- x 60-minute area based on a United States Geological Survey (USGS) 1:100,000-scale topographic map. The geology is compiled from thirty-two individual 1:24,000-scale topographic quadrangles that were mapped over a period of 15 years from 2001 to 2016 by several workers at the Arkansas Geological Survey (AGS). They represent the culmination of a long and productive relationship between the AGS and the USGS.

The Mountain View quadrangle is situated in north-central Arkansas and covers an area of approximately 1935 square miles (5012 square kilometers). It straddles two Physiographic Provinces: the southern Ozark Plateaus and the northern Arkansas River Valley. A reach of approximately 31.5 miles (50 kilometers) of the Buffalo National River, administered by the National Park Service, runs through the northwestern part of the map. Portions of the Ozark National Forest, representing approximately 205,000 acres (83,000 hectares), occupy areas in western and northeastern parts of the map and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Ninety percent of the area is drained by the White River and its tributaries including Buffalo River and Little Red River, the latter of which is impounded in Greers Ferry Lake before leaving the bounds of the quadrangle. A small portion of the southwest corner and areas along the southern boundary drain to the Arkansas River via Illinois Bayou, Point Remove Creek, and Cadron Creek. The area of highest elevation is in the northwestern corner where Horn Mountain reaches over 2,200 feet (670 meters). The lowest elevation is 260 feet (80 meters) where the White River leaves the northeastern corner of the map. Prospecting and limited mining in the Everton and Boone Formations have yielded sub-economic quantities of lead, zinc, and manganese in areas adjacent to the Buffalo River. (McKnight, 1935) South of its outcrop area, the Fayetteville Shale is a target for unconventional gas exploration and production in an area extending from just north of the Shirley Fault to the south edge of the map.

  • Color map
  • Map size ~ 70" x 44". 
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Little Rock, AR 72204
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