Masters Theses

Abstract

"This study originally was undertaken to describe the witherite identified in specimens collected at the Minerva Oil Company Mine No. 1, Hardin County, Illinois. The original specimens of witherite were collected on October 25, 1948, by Charles E. Tothill, while on a senior trip through the fluorspar mine. The witherite was identified by Dr. O. R. Grawe, Chairman of the Geology Department, Missouri School of Mines, Rolla, Missouri, to whom the specimens were presented. Dr. Grawe suggested that the writer visit the southern Illinois fluorspar area to determine the occurrence and distribution of the witherite. This mineral had been described previously from a limited number of localities in the United States and in the world, but had not been described from the fluorspar district of southern Illinois. The study was extended to describe the geology and mineralization of the Minerva Mine No. 1. This mine is the most recently developed producing fluorspar mine in the Cave in Rock district of southern Illinois"--Purpose of Investigation, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Grawe, Oliver R. (Oliver Rudolph), 1901-1965

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology

Sponsor(s)

Minerva Oil Company

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1949

Pagination

v, 56 pages, maps

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-73).

Geographic Coverage

Hardin County (Ill.)

Rights

© 1949 M. P. Nackowski, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Geology -- Illinois -- Hardin County
Witherite -- Illinois -- Hardin County
Witherite mines and mining

Thesis Number

T 857

Print OCLC #

5977967

Electronic OCLC #

701927651

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Geology Commons

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