Arkansas Critical Mineral Fact Sheet
Figure 1. Bauxite production in Arkansas from 1899 to 1981. Data not available after 1981.
Curve smothed by using a 5-year moving avarage.1
- Howard, J.M., Colton, G.W., and Prior, W.L., eds., 1997, Mineral, fossil-fuel, and water resources of Arkansas: Arkansas Geological Commission Bulletin 24
We also have information on phosphate deposits occurring in Searcy and Van Buren Counties. These investigations involved core drilling and analyses for phosphate content. Stratigraphic logs and gamma ray logs were performed for each drill hole where possible. Mining of phosphate-rich rock in Van Buren County took place following these investigations for a short time in 1963. Only a few thousand tons of material was mined during this time. No mining has taken place on the phosphate deposit in Searcy County. References are: Phase I: Core-drilling project – Peyton Creek Phosphate Area, Searcy-Van Buren Counties, Arkansas, 1964, by Arkansas Geological Commission, Miscellaneous Publication 9, 39p., 1 fig., 25 logs; and Phase II: Core-drilling project – Peyton Creek Phosphate Area, Searcy-Van Buren Counties, Arkansas, 1965, by Arkansas Geological Commission, Miscellaneous Publication 10, 34p., 2 figs., 22 logs.
Figures and Maps
Antimony Critical Minerals Figure (678 KB)
Barite Critical Minerals Figure (686 KB)
Bauxite Critical Minerals Figure (686 KB)
Arkansas Critical Minerals Figure (1.42 MB)
Critical Minerals Figure, Counties (670 KB)