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The Geology of the Upper Mississippi Valley Zinc-Lead District

Professional Paper 309

Prepared in cooperation with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, the Iowa Geological Survey, and the Illinois State Geological Survey
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Abstract

The upper Mississippi Valley zinc-lead district includes the southwest part of Wisconsin, the northwest corner of Illinois, and a narrow fringe of Iowa extending from Bellevue to McGregor, just west of the Mississippi River. The total area of the district is 4,000 square miles. The entire district is drained by the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The central part is a rolling plain dissected to a depth of about 300 feet by the larger stream valleys. Marginal parts of the district are relatively hilly. Most of the district lies within the so-called "Driftless Area", but glacial deposits occur in the eastern, southeastern, and western fringes of the district.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The Geology of the Upper Mississippi Valley Zinc-Lead District
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
309
Year Published:
1959
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: x, 310 p.; 24 Plates: 61.5 x 37.5 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin
Other Geospatial:
Upper Mississippi Valley