I posted this on another thread last night and have been thinking about it ever since...does anyone have any info on an ancient volcano in Arkansas. As it says this location called "magnet cove" is only 12 miles from Hot Springs (similiar to "geysers" ? _methane?) ...and I know there are also diamonds in the area (aren't they associated with volcanic activity??).
Does anyone have any info on this or anyone from the area ever explored this idea. I know volcanoes release gases could this be a possible cause of the large bird deaths ..just thinking out loud but would love more info if anyone wants to help me explore this...blessings T
WILLIAM L. HALTOM, Alabama Museum of Natural History.
In the days of yesterday when the Red Men roamed the forests of Arkansas they found a happy hunting ground, the realization of their heart's desire. With the dawn of another era there has remained a veritable happy hunting ground, not for the Red Man but for the mineralogists and geologists.
For over a century Magnet Cove, Arkansas, has been visited by mineralogists and geologists who have come to seek out its treasures. Magnet Cove is located on Arkansas Highway No. 6, twelve miles east of Hot Springs. As the name implies, this is a locality in which there is a large amount of magnetic iron ore.
From the external appearance and general features of the cove many have believed this to be an ancient volcanic crater. More recently, however, the general consensus of opinion is that it is formed of intrusive igneous rock. The surrounding area is of the Tertiary age.
a very detailed description of the minerals etc found there:
Here's another reference:
excerpt from Crater of Diamonds State Park
visit to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. While you're not guaranteed to find a diamond, you
will have a great time digging for diamonds and other semi-precious gems, learning about geology and spending time in the beautiful Quachita Mountains.
An hour's drive south of the resort town of Hot Springs, the Crater of Diamonds sits in a dead volcanic pipe. The park's flat mud covered surface gives no hint of the treasures beneath the soil's surface waiting on lucky searchers. Certainly John Huddleston, a local farmer, had no idea that he was sitting on top of a diamond mine until he found the first diamonds on the site in 1906. Huddleston sold the land to men who formed the Arkansas
Is it true that Arkansas has had close to 500 earthquakes since September? Where could I find this info?...blessings T