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Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 58' 59'' North , 94° 49' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.9833333333, -94.8333333333

Lead-zinc district about 350 square kilometers (72 square miles) in areal extent, located in Cherokee County, Kansas, and Ottawa County, Oklahoma, a few miles west of the Missouri line. Mined from the 1870s to the 1970s.

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McKnight, Edwin T. and Fischer, Richard P. (1970) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Picher Field, Oklahoma and Kansas, USGS Professional Paper 588.

Hagni, R. D. (1982), The Influence of Original Host Rock Character Upon Alteration and Mineralization in the Tri-State District of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, USA: Ore Genesis, in Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, Special Publication, vol. 2, pp. 97-107.

Rocks and Minerals (1989): 64: 11-34.

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