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Ig Rx AR Vol 2 1890 Publication

MC 2016 Publication

PSS 2017 Publication

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Igneous Rocks Annual Report Vol. 2, 1890 Publication

It has long been my wish to be able to either reprint or somehow reproduce the original classic report on Magnet Cove by J. Francis Williams. This desire was spurred by Art Smith, Jr. It is contained within the Annual Report for 1890. Vol. 2 which is a larger publication on all the igneous rocks known then within Arkansas' state boundaries.

The Arkansas Geological Survey had previously downloaded a digital copy from Google Books. In the statement by Google, they infer that this publication is old enough not to be copyright protected. However, this publication was published by the Arkansas Geological Survey and therefore was never out of the public domain. The Google version did not include the important general location map for the igneous rocks, the Pulaski-Saline County Syenite Geologic Map, nor the Magnet Cove Geologic Map. The AGS was kind enough to scan those maps from one of their original copies for inclusion in this .pdf. Missing are 2 maps, one of Potash Sulphur Springs, and the Prairie Creek Kimberlite (now Lamproite).

This Magnet Cove work is a perfect historical accompaniment to Smith and Howard's work, which is also available as a .pdf from this web site.

As with the other .pdfs posted on RockhoundingAR.com, it is requested that this data is for personal use and since available for free on this web site, no financial gain is to be had by secondary parties.

Magnet Cove, AR 2016 Publication

Potash Sulphur Springs, AR 2017 Publication

Dear Reader,

On this page (to the left) you will find the .pdf documents which cover these e-publications.

They are electronic copies. You may reproduce these electronic versions if need be, but I do request that they not be changed, altered, or otherwise modified by any electronic means. Any mistakes are the authors. If you find errors, just notify me by email, stating the page number, line, and nature of the problem, and I will change them in the master copy on my computer, at my discretion. This e-publication is not to be sold, as it is free in concept and nature.

Printing hard copy or paper copy of these publications is your decision, but again not to be sold. You will find that no matter how high quality the printer that is used, the electronic images will be higher quality than the printed version. If someone sees your copy and wants one, please refer them to my web site so they can download their own free copy directly.

If you desire to give any presentations utilizing any of the text or imagery, you may do so as long as the publication and its authors are given credit.

Proper reference to these publications are:
A.E. Smith, Jr. and J. M. Howard, 2016, Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas: Collector and Professional Observations, Stories, and Photographs of Minerals from This Classic Mineral Collecting Locality. E-publication, rockhoundingAR.com, 149p.

Howard, J. M., 2017, Potash Sulphur Springs Wilson Springs Vanadium Mines, Garland County, Arkansas – A Collecting Update, Minerals, and a Photogallery, E-publication, rockhoundingAR.com, 24p.

If you have any questions or comments, please reply to me at my email address: jmichaelhoward@sbcglobal.net .


J. Michael Howard
Quondam Field Mineralogist
Arkansas Geological Survey