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Evening Star Mine (Cullen mine; Cullen-Eagle mine), Moore Hill, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Livingston Co., Kentucky, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 14' 58'' North , 88° 13' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.24944,-88.21889
Other regions containing this locality:Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District, Illinois/Kentucky, USA
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

U S G S BULLETIN 1012 E 1954
Commodities (Trace) - Fluorine-Fluorite
Development Status: Past Producer

2 miles SE of Salem

Mineral List

5 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 2833165
Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis Limestones, undivided

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ste. Genevieve Limestone; St. Louis Limestone; Salem Limestone

Description: Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis Limestones, undivided; includes Salem Limestone west of Christian County

Comments: in west-central Kentucky, the thickness of the St. Genevieve ranges from 0-60 m and the St. Louis ranges from 55-90 m; in south-central Kentucky, the thickness of the St. Genevieve ranges from 10-25 m and the St. Louis ranges from 20-50 m

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Incidental:{dolostone, sandstone, chert}

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. [133]

323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 1961400
Renault Limestone

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Description: Limestone and shale: Limestone, light- to medium-gray; some beds in lower part brownish gray; medium to coarsely crystalline, rarely fine grained; few beds in lower part slightly dolomitic; many beds contain scattered oolites; rarely contains a few small light-brownish-gray chert nodules with very irregular shapes; crinoid fragments common. Shale, light-gray to greenish-gray, commonly calcareous; interbedded with limestone in upper part of unit. Unit commonly forms a small bluff and is the Downeys Bluff Limestone of Swann (1963, p. 33-34). \nShale and limestone: Shale, greenish-gray to medium-gray, rarely brownish-red; commonly calcareous; some beds very fossiliferous, small brachiopods and horn corals common. Limestone, medium gray to brownish-gray; commonly medium crystalline, some fine grained, few beds coarse calcarenite; thin to medium bedded, commonly argillaceous; very fossiliferous; crinoid fragments and small spiriferoid and productid brachiopods very abundant, horn corals and Pentremites spp. Common; limestone in lower two-thirds of unit. \nLimestone, medium-gray to brownish-gray, finely to coarsely crystalline; few beds oolitic; thin to thick bedded, thinner beds commonly argillaceous; commonly fossiliferous, plates of Talarocrinus spp. in some beds; few thin interbeds of medium-gray calcareous shale. Unit commonly crops out. Basal contact sharp and conformable.

Comments: Mre; Dycusburg Quadrangle (GQ-1149) | http://kgs.uky.edu/kgsweb/PubsSearching/MoreInfo.asp?titleInput=302 | Map description and column: http://kgs.uky.edu/kgsmap/kgsgeoserver/geolDescID.asp?idType=pointID&fmcode=332RNLT&gq_num=1149&map_level=24K

Lithology: Limestone | shale

Reference: KGS Databases, Maps, and Publications. Kentucky 1:24,000 Geologic Map. Kentucky Geological Survey. [22]

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F. J. Fohs (1907) The Fluorspar Deposits of Kentucky. KGS Bull 9 296pp.
Alan Goldstein (2006) Kentucky Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals 81:420-440

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