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Geology of the Asarco West Fork Deposit Viburnum Trend - Southeast Missouri

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Paul R. Dingess
Paul R. Dingess
Asarco Incorporated - Missouri Mines Division Bunker, Mo 63629
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Published:
January 01, 1989

Abstract

The West Fork ore body was discovered in January 1960, during the early exploration and discovery phase of the Viburnum trend, but development of the deposit was delayed until 19RO. After partial development, the downturn in Pb prices resulted in shutdown until late 1984. Limited production of 1,000 tpd began in September 1985, increased to 1,500 tpd in May 1987, and finally to full production of 3,800 tpd in July 1988. The general location is shown in Figure 1.

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Mississippi Valley-Type Mineralization of the Viburnum Trend, Missouri

Richard D. Hagni
Richard D. Hagni
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Raymond M. Coveney, Jr.
Raymond M. Coveney, Jr.
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
5
ISBN electronic:
9781934969588
Publication date:
January 01, 1989

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