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Buick Mine (Amax Buick Mine; Moloc Mine), Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 36' 15'' North , 91° 7' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.60430,-91.12203
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


A lead-zinc mine formerly owned by Homestake Mining Co. and operated by AMAX Lead Co. Produced 1,360,000 tons of ore in 1984 @ 8.1% Pb & 1.8% Zn. Currently (2009) the mine is owned by the Doe Run Corporation.


Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2742491
Gasconade Dolomite

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gasconade Dolomite

Description: Coarse - crystalline cherty dolomite with a basal Gunter Sandstone Member.

Comments: IN SOUTHEAST MO-Gasconade Dolomite- (700 ft max) coarsely crystalline cherty dolomite with basal sandstone member; Gunter Sandstone Member- (30 ft. max) quartzose sandstone. Host to barite deposits on the northwest flank of Ozark Uplift.

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

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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References

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- Rocks & Minerals: 64: 23, 25-26
- Mining Annual review (1985): 326
- Min. Yearbook (1988)-Zinc: 9.
- Econ Geol (1988) 83:140-152
- The Mineralogical Record: 15: 37-39
- American Mineral Treasures (Lithographie, LLC; 2008); pages 66-73.

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