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Boss, Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 38' 35'' North , 91° 11' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.64310,-91.18930
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

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Regional Geology

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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 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. [154]

485.4 - 497 Ma

ID: 2822348
Eminence Dolomite, Potosi Dolomite

Age: Furongian (485.4 - 497 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Eminence Dolomite; Potosi Dolomite

Description: Eminence Dolomite - dolomite with some druse - coated chert. Potosi Dolomite - dolomite with abundance of druse - coated chert.

Comments: Eminence Dolomite- (350 ft. max) massive bedded dolomite with some chert blocks, boulders and nodules; Potosi Dolomite- (300 ft. max) massive bedded dolomite with abundant quart druse chert. Some copper production at contact of Eminence Dolomite with Precambrian rhyolite.

Lithology: Major:{dolostone}, Minor:{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]

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