Masters Theses

Abstract

"Lineations within the Tri-State mining district are classified as megalineaments, lineaments and linears, based on length. One megalineament, 120 lineaments and 205 linears are identified on the LANDSAT imagery. In order of importance a dominant northeast set, northwest set, north-south set and east-west set are recognized. These range from 0.8 miles (1.3 km) to 68 miles (109.4 km) in length.

Major lineation trends spatially relate with trends of mined areas In the Picher field both northeast and northwest lineations generally parallel mined areas. In the Galena field ore and lineations trend northeast while in the Joplin and Duenweg-Webb City-Oronogo field the lineations and ore trends are northwest. The Seneca graben and Pineville fault relate to well expressed lineaments. Field checks indicate joint sets have similar trends to mapped lineaments.

Lineaments are most numerous in massive, more competent rock units such as the Boone Formation. This is also the most productive stratigraphic formation for ore deposits. Lineations may have acted as passageways for mineralizing solutions.

The lineation pattern of the district is similar to the regmatic shear pattern of the earth. External (tidal) and internal (tectonic) forces may develop the lineations. Pattern variations may result from local internal stresses. Some northeasterly and northwesterly lineations are due to a compressive stress, while the Seneca, Miami and some normal faults, all of northeast trend, relate to tensional stresses of opposite direction.

Areas of southwestern Missouri underlain by competent units and with expressed lineaments,and extension of mined zones with lineament expression are possible favorable areas for mineral exploration"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Proctor, Paul Dean, 1918-1999

Committee Member(s)

Kisvarsanyi, Geza
Clifford, Roger K.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology

Comments

Three plates in the back pocket of the manuscript are contained in the pdf and are also available as supplemental material.

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1978

Pagination

vii, 98 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 82-88).

Rights

© 1978 Solomon Hartley Toweh, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Landsat satellites
Geology--Missouri
Geology--Oklahoma
Geology--Kansas

Thesis Number

T 4406

Print OCLC #

6007999

Electronic OCLC #

1089811336

Link to Catalog Record

Electronic access to the full-text of this document is restricted to Missouri S&T users. Otherwise, request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067385~S5

Toweh_Solomon_1978_1.TIF (175344 kB)
Geologic map of the Tri-State District and surrounding areas

Toweh_Solomon_1978_2.tif (175343 kB)
Major structural features in the Tri-State district and surrounding areas

Toweh_Solomon_1978_3.TIF (175344 kB)
Lineament map of the Tri-State district and surrounding areas

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