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Mineral resource potential map of the Rock Pile Mountain Wilderness Study area, Madison County, Missouri

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1339-B

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Abstract

Although the Rock Pile Mountain Wilderness Study Area is within the general boundary of the Southeast Missouri mining district, it has no record of mineral production and there is no mining or prospecting activity at present. Exploratory drill holes on private land along the west side of the area encountered no economic mineralization.

Neither the Precambrlan volcanic rocks nor the Cambrlan sedimentary rocks contain any detectable evidence of economic mineralization. The area has no potential for coal resources, an unfavorable potential for oil and gas, and no known potential for geothermal energy. The volcanic rocks might be suitable for use as crushed stone, but similar rocks occur abundantly in more favorable locations elsewhere.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resource potential map of the Rock Pile Mountain Wilderness Study area, Madison County, Missouri
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1339
Chapter:
B
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 5 p.; Plate: 29.41 x 21.15 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Missouri
County:
Madison County
Other Geospatial:
Rock Pile Mountain Wilderness Study Area
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