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Eagle Picher mine, Creta, Jackson Co., Oklahoma, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 31' North , 99° 33' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.51667,-99.55000
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Eagle-Picher copper mine, active 1965-1975. Copper-bearing shales (two layers) in the upper part of the Permian Flowerpot Shale.

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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 2755774
Alluvium

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: WOODWARD- Lenticular and interfingering deposits of gravel, sand, silt, and clay. Generally light-tan to gray. Thickness along major streams ranges up to 100 feet and probably averages 40 feet; along minor streams the thickness ranges up to 45 feet and probably averages 20 feet. ENID- Sand, silt, clay, and locally gravel. Maximum thickness ranges from 30 to 80 feet (9 to 24 m) along major streams and from 0 to 60 feet (0 to 18 m) along minor streams. TULSA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay. TULSA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay. OKLAHOMA CITY- Sand, silt, clay, and lenticular beds of gravel. Thickness ranges from about 30 to 100 feet and probably averages about 50 feet along major streams. Along minor streams, thickness ranges from a few feet to about 50 feet and probably averages about 25 feet. LAWTON- Sand, clay, and gravel as much as 50 feet (15 m) thick; Shown only along major streams and tributaries. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay, including low terraces; thickness, about 25 to 100 feet. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay, including low terraces about 30 feet above channels; thickness, about 50 feet along Little River and 110 feet along Red River.

Comments: Unconsolidated clay, silt, sand and gravel

Lithology: Major:{fine alluvium}

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]

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References

Dinges, (1976), Geology and mining operations at the Creta copper deposit of Eagle Picher Industries, Inc. In Stratiform Copper deposits of the midcontinent region: A symposium. Okla. Geol. Survey Circular 77, 15-24.

Kidwell, A.L. & Bower, R.R. (1976), MIineralogy and micromixtures of sulfides in the Flowerpot Shale of Oklahoma and Texas. In Stratiform Copper deposits of the midcontinent region: A symposium. Okla. Geol. Survey Circular 77, 51-60.

Smith, A.E., Fay, R.O., and Lobell, J., (1997), Oklahoma Mineral Locality Index, Rocks & Minerals 72:4, 258-259

External Links

http://www.ogs.ou.edu/pubsscanned/Circulars/circular77.pdf - Copy of Stratiform Copper deposits of the midcontinent region: A symposium (1977), Okla. Geol. Survey Circular 77, includes Dinges (1976) and Kidwell & Bower (1976).

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