|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 27' 52'' North , 88° 28' 14'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||37.46456,-88.47077|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District, Illinois/Kentucky, USA|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
The last mine in the fluorspar district developed in vein deposits. Perhaps the western-most mine as well, located 8 miles W-NW of Rosiclare in the headwaters of Little Grand Pierre Creek. (A. Goldstein)
7 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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252.17 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
323.2 - 330.9 Ma
|Upper Pope Group (Tar Springs Sandstone through Kinkaid Limestone)|
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 330.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Vienna Limestone; Waltersburg Formation; Menard Limestone; Palestine Sandstone; Clore Formation; Degonia Sandstone; Negli Creek Limestone; Cave Hill Shale Member; Goreville Limestone Member; Grove Church Shale Member
Comments: According to the stratigraphic column, the Pope Group only occurs in southern Illinois (south of 40 degrees north latitude). The upper part of the Pope Group is comprised, from oldest to youngest, of the Tar Springs Sandstone (0-150’), Vienna Limestone (0-60’), Waltersburg Formation (0-100’), Menard Limestone (0-150’, includes the Walche Limestone, Scottsburg Limestone, and Allard Limestone Members), Palestine Sandstone (0-120’), Clore Formation (0-150’, includes the Cora Limestone, Tygett Sandstone, and Ford Station Limestone Members), Degonia Sandstone (0-150’), and Kinkaid Limestone (0-230’, includes the Negli Creek Limestone, Cave Hill Shale, Goreville Limestone, and Grove Church Shale Members).
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.