Pittsburgh Fluorspar Products Company, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Pittsburgh Fluorspar Products Company||- not defined -|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 30' 1'' North , 88° 13' 2'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||37.50028,-88.21722|
|USGS MRDS Record:||10106425|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
REF:CURRIER L W USGS BULL 942 1944 P 63
U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1995, SPATIAL DATA EXTRACTED FROM THE MINERALS AVAILABILITY SYSTEM/MINERAL INDUSTRY LOCATION SYSTEM (MAS/MILS): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES SPECIAL PUBLICATION 12-95
Commodities (Major) - Fluorine-Fluorite
Development Status: Past Producer
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District, Illinois/Kentucky, USA||Mining District|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
Reference: Don Windeler
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 3 - Halides|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES|
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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251.902 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 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. 
330.9 - 346.7 Ma
|Ste. Genevieve Limestone|
Age: Mississippian (330.9 - 346.7 Ma)
Description: Thickness from stratigraphic columns: Ste. Genevieve Ls (0-400’) in southern Illinois (south of 40 degrees north latitude); Ste. Genevieve Ls (0-80’) in northern Illinois (north of 40 degrees north latitude). Ste. Genevieve Limestone includes, from oldest to youngest, Fredonia Ls Mbr - “McClosky”, Spar Mountain Ss Mbr - “Rosiclare” Ss Mbr, Karnak Ls Mbr - “Ohara”, and “Aux Vases lime” in southern Illinois. The Ste. Genevieve Limestone is the uppermost formation of the Mammoth Cave Group. [The 'Mbr' designators were derived from Geolex IL005 reference.][Oil well drillers' terms shown in quotation marks.]
Comments: Original map source: Kolata, D.R., comp., 2005, Bedrock Geology of Illinois: Champaign, Ill., Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois Map Series 14, scale 1:500,000.
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.