"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.
Grawe, Oliver R. (Oliver Rudolph), 1901-1965
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Geology
Minerva Oil Company
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 56 pages, maps
Hardin County (Ill.)
© 1949 M. P. Nackowski, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Geology -- Illinois -- Hardin County
Witherite -- Illinois -- Hardin County
Witherite mines and mining
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Nackowski, Matthew Peter, "Geology and mineralization of the Minerva Mine No. 1, Hardin County, Illinois" (1949). Masters Theses. 4903.