The Viburnum Trend: A World-Class Pb-Zn-Cu MVT District in Southeast Missouri, USA Part I: Fletcher Mine and Mill Part II: Casteel Mine and Trend Exploration Drilling
Operated by The Doe Run Company, the Viburnum Trend (Trend) is the most recently discovered Southeast Missouri Lead subdistrict and is currently the only active MVT deposit in Missouri. It has been the world’s largest producer of lead since 1907 (excluding 1962), and is the fourth leading zinc producer in the US. The geology, mineralization, and mining style of the Trend is the focus of this guide. Its galena-dominant nature, as well as high concentrations of copper, cobalt, and nickel, makes it unique among other Mississippi Valley Type deposits.
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