Missouri has 5,957 records of mines listed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
- 5,957 USGS records of mines in Missouri.
- Lead , Zinc , Iron , Copper , and Barium-Barite mines located in Missouri. See All
by Total Mines
- Newton (1,529 Total Mines)
- Jasper (1,152 Total Mines)
- Wayne (366 Total Mines)
- Lawrence (347 Total Mines)
- Crawford (216 Total Mines)
- Madison (190 Total Mines)
- Jefferson (180 Total Mines)
- Washington (176 Total Mines)
- Howell (149 Total Mines)
- Miller (126 Total Mines)
Historic Mining Records (USGS)
Missouri has 5,957 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Missouri mines are Lead , Zinc , and Iron . At the time these mines were surveyed, 174 mines in Missouri were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine.1 Missouri has 305 prospect mines.2 5,459 mines were in production at the time the data was entered into USGS records. Newton, Jasper, and Wayne are the with the most mines.
Quick USGS Facts
- 5,957 records of mines in Missouri.
- 305 records of prospects
- 174 records of mineral occurrences of observable ore mineralization.
- 19 records of mining plants
- 5,459 records of mineral producers
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1 Grade, tonnage, and extent of mineralization for such mines are unspecified.
2 Such mines have some degree of development such as surface trenching, adits, shafts, drill holes, geophysics, geochemistry, or geological mapping to estimate grade and tonnage.
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