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Joplin Field, Tri-State District, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 4' 59'' North , 94° 31' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.08333,-94.51667
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

This is a catch all locality for which no further locality information is available. The Joplin Field consists of the Mississipi type lead-zinc deposits in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Not to be confused with the Mississipi lead-zinc mines in the Viburnum Trend in Missouri (

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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]

323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 2823737
Meramecian Series

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: St. Louis Limestone; Salem Formation; Warsaw Formation

Description: St. Louis Limestone, Salem Formation, Warsaw Formation.

Comments: St. Louis Limestone- (100 ft. max) gray massive limestone; Salem FM- (160 ft. max) cross bedded, argillaceous, oolitic limestone; Warsaw FM- (100ft. max) fossilferous limestone. IN CENTRAL MO- St. Louis Limestone is absent. Warsaw FM is host to Mississippi Valley type Pb-Zn deposits, in the Tri-State District, one of the most productive mining districts in the world. The major commodity is zinc, from sphalerite, galena ore. The Jopin area is noted for large calcite scalenohedrons occurring in vugs of the limestone units.

Lithology: Major:{limestone}

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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