Help|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Oronogo Circle Mine, Oronogo Field, Tri-State District, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 11' 25'' North , 94° 28' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.1905196452, -94.4739923477

A former Pb-Zn occurrence/mine located in sec. 36, T29N, R33W, 5th Principal meridian, at Oronogo near Webb City. Owned by Carl McDonald (60%), Missouri (1976); City of Oronogo (40%) (1976). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

The ore body is 5 meters thick, 200 meters wide, 500 meters long, with a depth-to-top of 40 meters. Ore body No. 1 is tabular and breccia fill. Ore body No. 2 is disseminated. Ore body No. 3 is a replacement body. The primary mode of origin was hydrothermal activity. Primary ore control was fracturing. Secondary control was a contact zone. Wallrock alteration is intense (silicification, dolomitization). Local rocks include Meramecian series (Phanerozoic-Paleozoic-Carboniferous-Mississippian-Late [Meramecian]; Riverton Formation, Burgner Formation.

Workings include unspecified surface and underground openings (the topo map reflects a body of water at this point indicating a large, former open cast mine.

Mineral List

11 valid minerals.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.


Rocks & Minerals (1939): 14: 36.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10147309 & 10243906.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0290970040 & 0290971380.

External Links

Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2017, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: May 26, 2017 02:51:03 Page generated: May 20, 2017 20:50:39
Go to top of page