Mount Ida Mountain Mine, Mt Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||34° 29' 45'' North , 93° 38' 30'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||34.49583,-93.64167|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
A quartz mine located 3 miles NNW of Norman on Mt Ida. Started 1928. Mineralization is in quartz veins in Crystal Mountain Sandstone.
At http://www.mindat.org/mesg-105-324828.html Rock Currier reports "James Zigras who is involved in quartz and wavellite mining in Arkansas and he says that the four images of wavellite (posted at this locality) are from Mauldin Mountain Quarries, Mauldin Mt., Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA...." James "says, and has confirmed with Shane Manley, a long time digger of quartz and wavellite in Arkansas, that the Mount Ida Mountain Mine, Mt Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA was only a quartz mine and never produced wevellite and that this mine operated a long time ago and that it is unlikely that any of the quartz specimens pictured actually came from that mine."
2 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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470 - 485.4 Ma
|Crystal Mountain Sandstone|
Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Crystal Mountain Sandstone
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.