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Denton mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

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Operated between late 1979 and 1993 by the Ozark-Mahoning Company. The Denton mine, along with the Annabel Lee and Minerva #1 mines were the most productive fluorspar mines during the last phase of mining in the Southern Illinois fluorspar district. The Denton Mine was also a prolific specimen-producer.

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Lillie, R.C. (1988) Minerals of the Harris Creek Fluorspar District, Hardin County, Illinois. Rocks and Minerals: 63 (3): 210-226.

Lasmanis, R. (1989) Galena from Mississippi-Valley type deposits. Rocks and Minerals: 64 (1): 11-34.

Williams-Jones, A.E., Schrijver, K., Doig, R., and Sangster, D.F. (1992) A model for epigenetic Ba-Pb-Zn mineralization in the Appalachian thrust belt, Quebec; evidence from fluid inclusions and isotopes. Economic Geology: 87 (1): 154–174.

Goldstein, A. (1997) The Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District. The Mineralogical Record: 28 (1): 3-49.

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