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West Fork Mine, West Fork, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 29' 31'' North , 91° 6' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.4919560982, -91.1103074391

A Pb-Zn-Ag-Cu occurrence/mine located 0.1 km (0.0 mile) E of West Fork (proper) and 14.4 km (9.0 miles) WNW of Centerville. The mine was initially developed and operated by ASARCO, Inc., and sold to The Doe Run Company in 1998.

Reached full production of 3,400 tons/day of ore in August 1988. Produces 46,000 tons Pb, 6,800 tons Zn, 3,900 kg Ag per year.

Mineral List

14 valid minerals.

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 323.

Minerals Yearbook (1988) - Zinc: 2.

Rocks & Minerals (1989): 64: 23.

Mavrogenes, J.A., Hagni, R.D., and Dingess, P.R. (1992) Mineralogy, paragenesis, and mineral zoning of the West Fork Mine, Viburnum Trend, Southeast Missouri, Economic Geology: 87 (1): 113-124.

Lapis (1992): 17(1): 15-23.

Economic Geology (1995): 90: 228-245.

Rocks & Minerals (1998): 73(2): 98-117.

American Mineral Treasures (2008), Lithographie, LLC: 66-73.

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