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Geologic Map of the Batesville Manganese District and surrounding area with emphasis on the Cason Formation, Independence, Izard, Sharp, and Stone Counties, Arkansas (West Part)

AGC/AGS Series Digital Geologic Maps
Number Series DGM-AR-BMD-W-001
Title Geologic Map of the Batesville Manganese District and surrounding area with emphasis on the Cason Formation, Independence, Izard, Sharp, and Stone Counties, Arkansas (West Part)
Author (s) Angela K. Chandler, Richard S. Hutto, Thomas J. Liner, Scott M. Ausbrooks, Ciara M. Mills, and John T. Gist
Date 2022
Scale 1:24,000
General Description

This map depicts the surface geology in an area of north-central Arkansas known historically as the Batesville Manganese District. It comprises several 7.5-minute series topographic quadrangles including the Guion, Mount Pleasant, Sandtown, and Cave City, and portions of the Bethesda, Batesville, Sulphur Rock, Charlotte, and Grange. This area highlights the outcrop belt of the Cason Formation which was mined historically for phosphate and manganese. It has become the subject of renewed interest due to recent analyses indicating that it contains a significant percentage of rare earth elements (Emsbo et al., 2015; Grosz et al., 1995).

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