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Arkansas, USA
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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'
Allanite-(Ce)
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 Group'
Augite
var: Titanian Augite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Baddeleyite
'Bartholomite'
Baryte
Barytocalcite
Barytolamprophyllite
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Bastnäsite-(La)
'Bauxite'
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
'Clay'
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Cookeite
Copper
Corundum
Covellite
Crandallite
Cristobalite
Cryptomelane
Cuprite
Daubréelite
Delindeite (TL)
Diadochite
Diamond
'Diatomaceous Earth'
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
Glauconite
Goethite
Gonnardite
Gorceixite
Goslarite
Graftonite
Graphite
Greenockite
Grossular
var: Hessonite
Gypsum
var: Alabaster
var: Satin Spar Gypsum
var: Selenite
Haggertyite (TL)
'Halloysite'
Halotrichite
Hausmannite
Haüyne
var: Lazurite

Hedenbergite
Helvine
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hercynite
'Heulandite'
Hewettite
'Hornblende'
Hydrozincite
'Hypersthene'
Ilmenite
Ilvaite
Iron
var: Kamacite

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
Malachite
Malhmoodite (TL)
'Manganese Oxides
var: Manganese Dendrites'

Manganite
Marcasite
Melanterite
'Melilite'
Mercury
Mesolite
Meta-autunite
Metacinnabar
Metahewettite
Metaschoderite
Metatyuyamunite
Metavariscite
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Millerite
Minnesotaite
Miserite (TL)
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Monticellite
Montmorillonite
Montroseite
Montroydite
Mordenite
Mosandrite
Muscovite
var: Illite
Narsarsukite
Natrolite
Navajoite
Nenadkevichite
Neotocite
Nepheline
Niter
Nontronite
Nosean
'Olivine'
Opal
var: Diatomite
var: Geyserite
var: Opal-AN
var: Precious Opal
Orthoclase
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: Jasper
var: Milky Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
var: Smoky Quartz
Ranciéite
Rectorite (TL)
Rhabdophane-(Ce)
Rhodochrosite
Richterite
Riebeckite
Rinkite
Rockbridgeite
Roscoelite
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile
var: Strüverite
Sanidine
Schoderite
Schorlomite (TL)
Schreibersite
Seidite-(Ce)
Sérandite
'Serpentine Group'
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'
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


421 entries listed. 294 valid minerals. 13 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

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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