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BELL MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, MISSOURI.

Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)

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Abstract

Geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral-occurrence studies of the Bell Mountain Wilderness study area, Missouri indicate little promise for the occurrence of major base-metal resources. Abandoned prospects on the west side of Shut-in Creek were opened on narrow sulfide-bearing quartz veins in Precambrian volcanic rocks. These veins contain lead, copper, and trace amounts of silver, but they do not constitute a resource at present, and evidence from this study suggests little promise for resources at depth. Unusually high amounts of trace metals in panned concentrates from several drainages on the west side of the area indicate areas of probable resource potential for low-grade lead-zinc deposits buried at depths of a few hundred feet.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
BELL MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, MISSOURI.
Series title:
Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Volume
2
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
First page:
636
Last page:
638
Number of Pages:
3