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Lincoln Co., Wisconsin, USA

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Lincoln County is covered by thick glacial drift, lakes, marshes and forests, thus bedrock exposures are sparse. It is underlain by a complex mix of granitic rocks, meta-volcanic and meta-sedimentary rocks. These were deformed during the Penokean Orogeny, a continent-to-continent collision event occurring about 1.8 billion years old. Caught up in these are several massive sulfide deposits that have been prospected geophysically and by drill coring. A few outcrops of meta-sedimentary rocks yield interesting metamorphic minerals. The glacial drift may yield specimens to the determined collector, including drift copper, "Lake Superior" agates, placer gold and perhaps a drift diamond or two.

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23 entries listed. 17 valid minerals.

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References

Dott, Robert H. & J.W. Attig, (2004) Roadside Geology of Wisconsin, Mountain Press, 345 p.

External Links

Wisconsin Mineral index - Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey http://wgnhs.uwex.edu/wisconsin-geology/minerals-wisconsin/

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