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Arkansas, USA

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A "cooker" used to clean Quartz Crystals in Arkansas

Arkansas, USA
A "cooker" used to clean Quartz Crystals in Arkansas

Arkansas, USA
A "cooker" used to clean Quartz Crystals in Arkansas

Arkansas, USA
A "cooker" used to clean Quartz Crystals in Arkansas

Arkansas, USA
A "cooker" used to clean Quartz Crystals in Arkansas

Arkansas, USA
A "cooker" used to clean Quartz Crystals in Arkansas

Arkansas, USA
 


Arkansas has had a rich mining and mineral collection history. The primary areas of interest are the Ozark region (north) and Ouachita Mountains (west central). The south and eastern portions of the state are in the Gulf Coastal Plain. The Ozarks have a number of metal mines, while the Ouachita's are known for clear quartz crystals, a state park where you can hunt diamonds and a number of mineralogically rich carbonatites (Magnet Cove).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Aegirine

Aenigmatite

Aeschynite-(Y)

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(La)

Allophane

Almandine

Alunite

'Amber'

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Analcime

Anatase

'Ancylite'

Ancylite-(Ce)

Andradite

var: Melanite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Annite

Anorthite

var: Labradorite

'Anorthoclase'

'Apatite'

'var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Arfvedsonite

Arsenopyrite

Artsmithite (TL)

Asbolane

Astrophyllite

'Astrophyllite Supergroup'

Augite

var: Titanian Augite

Aurichalcite

Azurite

Baddeleyite

'Bartholomite'

Baryte

Barytocalcite

Barytolamprophyllite

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bastnäsite-(La)

Beidellite

Bementite

Benitoite

Benstonite (TL)

'Bentonite'

Beraunite

Bindheimite

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

'Bitumen'

Bixbyite

Böhmite

Bokite

Braunite

Britholite-(Ce)

'Britholite Group'

Brochantite

Brookite

Brucite

Burbankite

Cacoxenite

'Calcareous Tufa'

Calcite

var: Limestone Onyx

Calomel

Cancrinite

Catapleiite

Celadonite

Celestine

Cerussite

Cervantite

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

'Chert
var: Novaculite'

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Churchite-(Y)

Cinnabar

'Clays'

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Cohenite

Cookeite

Copper

Corundum

Covellite

Crandallite

Cristobalite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

Daubréelite

Delindeite (TL)

Diadochite

Diamond

Dickite

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'

Dolomite

Dufrénite

Duttonite

Edenite

Edgarbaileyite

Eggletonite (TL)

Eglestonite

Elpidite

Enargite

Epidote

Eudialyte

'Eudialyte Group'

'var: Eucolite'

Evansite

'Fahlunite'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Sunstone'

Felsőbányaite

Ferberite

'Fergusonite'

Fergusonite-(Ce)

Ferrimolybdite

Ferroceladonite

Ferro-hornblende

Fersmite

Fervanite

'Florencite'

Florencite-(Ce)

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite

Forsterite

var: Peridot

Freibergite

Fülöppite

Gaidonnayite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

Ganophyllite

'Garnet'

Gibbsite

'Glass'

Glauconite

Goethite

Gonnardite

Gorceixite

Goslarite

Graftonite

Graphite

Greenockite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Gypsum

var: Alabaster

var: Satin Spar Gypsum

var: Selenite

Haggertyite (TL)

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halotrichite

Hausmannite

Haüyne

var: Lazurite

Hedenbergite

Helvine

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hercynite

'Heulandite'

Hewettite

'Hornblende'

Hydrozincite

'Hypersthene'

Ilmenite

Ilvaite

Iron

var: Kamacite

var: Martensite

Isocubanite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Jeppeite

Joaquinite-(Ce)

'Joaquinite Group'

Johannsenite

Johnsomervilleite

Kaersutite

Kainosite-(Y)

Kaolinite

Kassite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kidwellite (TL)

Kimzeyite (TL)

Kingite

Kolbeckite

Kupletskite

Labuntsovite-Fe

Labuntsovite-Mn

'Labuntsovite Supergroup'

'Laubmannite'

'Laubmannite (of Moore)'

Låvenite

Lenoblite

Leucite

Leucosphenite

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lipscombite

Lithiophorite

Livingstonite

Loparite-(Ce)

Lorenzenite

Lourenswalsite (TL)

Mackinawite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Magnesite

var: Ferroan Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Aluminous Magnetite

Malachite

Malhmoodite (TL)

'Manganese Oxides'

'var: Manganese Dendrites'

Manganite

Marcasite

'Maskelynite'

Melanterite

'Melilite Group'

Mercury

Merrillite

Mesolite

Meta-autunite

Metacinnabar

Metahewettite

Metaschoderite

Metatyuyamunite

Metavariscite

'Meteoritic Iron'

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Millerite

Minnesotaite

Miserite (TL)

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

Montroseite

Montroydite

Mordenite

Mosandrite-(Ce)

Muscovite

var: Illite

Nacrite

Narsarsukite

Natrolite

Navajoite

Nenadkevichite

Neotocite

Nepheline

Niter

Nontronite

Nosean

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Geyserite

var: Opal-AN

var: Precious Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Palygorskite

Paramontroseite

Paraumbite

'Parisite'

Parisite-(Ce)

Pectolite

var: Manganoan Pectolite

Pentlandite

Perhamite

Perovskite

var: Dysanalyte

Petedunnite

'Petrified Wood'

Phlogopite

Phosphosiderite

'Pinite'

Planerite

'Plessite'

Polylithionite

Prehnite

Priderite

Pseudobrookite

'Pseudoleucite'

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

var: Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)

'Pyrochlore Supergroup'

'var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrophanite

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Arkansas Candle

var: Aventurine

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Milky Quartz

var: Rock Crystal

var: Smoky Quartz

Ranciéite

Rectorite (TL)

Rhabdophane-(Ce)

Rhodochrosite

Richterite

Riebeckite

Rinkite-(Ce)

Rockbridgeite

Roscoelite

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

var: Strüverite

Sanidine

Schoderite

Schorlomite (TL)

Schreibersite

Seidite-(Ce)

Sérandite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Siderophyllite

Sigloite

'Silica'

'Siliceous sinter'

Sincosite

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

'Soapstone'

Sodalite

var: Hackmanite

'Sodalite Group'

Sphalerite

Spinel

var: Chromspinel

Stanfieldite

Stannite

Stevensite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Straczekite (TL)

Strengite

Strontianite

Sulphur

'Synchysite'

Synchysite-(Ce)

'Synchysite Group'

Taenite

Tainiolite

Talc

Tennantite

Terlinguaite

Tetraferriannite

Tetraferriphlogopite

Tetrahedrite

'Tetranatrolite'

Tetrataenite

Thaumasite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

Titanite

Tobermorite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Troilite

Turquoise

Ulvöspinel

'Uvite'

Valentinite

Variscite

Vermiculite

Vesuvianite

Violarite

Vivianite

'Wad'

Wavellite

Witherite

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Xenotime-(Y)

Yofortierite

'Zeiringite'

'Zeolite Group'

Zinkenite

Zircon

Zircophyllite


304 valid minerals. 13 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Localities in this Region

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References

Stroud, R.B. , R. Arndt, F. Fulkerson & W. Diamond (1969) Minerals and mineral industry of Arkansas, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Bulletin 645, 418 p.

Howard, J. M. (1987): Mineral Species of Arkansas: A Digest. Bull. 23 Ark. Geol. Comm., 182 pp.

Smith, Arthur E., Jr. (1988): Arkansas Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals 63: 104-125.

Smith, Arthur E., Jr. (1996): Collecting Arkansas Minerals. L. Ream Publishing, Idaho, 149 pp.

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