Silver Mine district: Precambrian Ag-W-Pb mineralization and granite shut-ins, the St.Francois Mountains, Missouri
Eva B. Kisvarsanyi, Arthur W. Hebrank, 1987. "Silver Mine district: Precambrian Ag-W-Pb mineralization and granite shut-ins, the St.Francois Mountains, Missouri", North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Donald L. Biggs
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NW¼SW¼SE¼Sec.12, T.33N., R.5E., Silver Mine Dam on St.Francis River, Madison County, Missouri; Rhodes Mountain 7½-minute quadrangle.From the junction of Missouri 72 and Missouri D at Oak Grove, follow Missouri D south and southwest for 3.3 mi (5.2 km) to the parking lot adjacent to the picnic area on the east side of the road, about 200 ft (60 m) south of the bridge across the St.Francis River (Fig. 1).Cross the road and walk uphill west then north onthe prominently marked foot trail leading to the historic Einstein Silver Mine and the Silver Mine Dam.The trail roughly parallels the river for about 2,000 ft (600 m) to the mine.About 1, 500 ft (450 m) Missouri D, the trail joins an old wagon road carved into bedrock; bear right and follow the old wagon road downhill to the mine and dam.To return to the parking lotretrace the trail to the mine or, if conditions permit, cross the St.Francis River at the dam and follow the trail along the eastern bluffs of the river.The site is on public land.
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