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ROCK PILE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, MISSOURI.

January 1, 1984

A geologic and mineral-occurrence survey of the Rock Pile Mountain Wilderness study area in southeastern Missouri indicates the area has little promise for the occurrence of energy and mineral resources. Exploratory drill holes on private land along the west side of the area encountered no mineralization, and none of the rocks or sediments exposed in the area contain any detectable evidence of significant mineralization. Drilling through the Bonneterre Formation, supplemented by geochemical studies of the drill-hole samples, would test the remote possibility of lead mineralization close to the contact with Precambrian rocks.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title ROCK PILE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, MISSOURI.
DOI
Authors Walden P. Pratt, Clarence Ellis
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70013753
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization