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Mount Ida Mountain Mine, Mt Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USAi
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Mount Ida Mountain MineMine
Mt IdaMountain
Montgomery Co.County
ArkansasState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 29' 45'' North , 93° 38' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.49583,-93.64167
GeoHash:G#: 9yjkjpu0z
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Norman359 (2017)5.8km
Mount Ida1,025 (2017)6.8km
Oden220 (2017)18.5km
Glenwood2,141 (2017)20.6km
Kirby786 (2017)27.3km


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."

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2 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Rocks & min.: 63:113.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & min.: 63:113.
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & min.: 63:113.
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Description: From Rock Currier."I have checked with James Zigras who is involved in quartz and wavellite mining in Arkansas and he says that the four images of wavellite are from Mauldin Mountain Quarries, Mauldin Mt., Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA. Shall I change them? He 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. It might be better to just move them to the user only galleries."
Reference: Erroneous photos

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Wavellite ?8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite ?42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
OOxygen
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
FFluorine
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2887963
Crystal Mountain Sandstone

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Crystal Mountain Sandstone

Description: Massive sandstone with conglomerate at the base and minor shale. Approximatly 850 ft. maximum thickness. A source of museum quality quartz crystal clusters.

Comments: Original map source: Haley, B.R., Queen, J.E., and Green, G.N., United States Geological Survey Special Publication, 2000, The Geologic map of Arkansas, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor:{shale,conglomerate}

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. [133]

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