Masters Theses


"Purpose and Scope: The purpose of this study is to determine if it is possible to detect buried Precambrian igneous hills in Wayne County and the larger part of Reynolds County in southeast Missouri by the use of aerial photo drainage pattern analysis.

The St. Francis Mountains are located in southeast Missouri. They form a part of the Precambrian basement complex, and have been exposed at the surface by the erosion of the lower Paleozoic sediments which covered them. Some of the hills which make up the St. Francis Mountains are exposed to a great degree, while others still have their greater bulk concealed by the sediments. It would be expected that there are hills still completely buried under the sediments. To detect those buried hills in the above stated manner, Wayne and Reynolds counties (Plate IA) are chosen because they lie just south and southwest of the St. Francis Mountains and are expected to include buried basement topographic highs.

Detection of basement structural highs is generally of economic value since ore deposits (Ohle and Brown., editors, 1954) and petroleum are often associated with such features"--Introduction, page 1.


Englehardt, Maxwell E.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology


Missouri. Geological Survey


5 plates in back pocket of thesis are included here as supplemental files.


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date



vi, 103 pages, 5 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-102).

Geographic Coverage

Wayne County (Mo.)
Reynolds County (Mo.)

Time Period



© 1958 Papken Aram Zarzavatjian, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Subject Headings

Geology, Structural -- Missouri
Aerial photography in geology
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Precambrian

Thesis Number

T 1177

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Papken_Plate_VII.TIF (17326 kB)
Detailed drainage pattern, area L, Reynolds county

Papken_Plate_XIII.tif (141443 kB)
Drainage pattern of Reynolds county traced from aerial photo mosaics

Papken_Plate_XIV.TIF (63160 kB)
Drainage pattern of Wayne county traced from aerial photo mosai

Papken_Plate_XXV.TIF (14905 kB)
Magnetic vertical intensity map of area H, Wayne county

Papken_Plate_XXVI.tif (35350 kB)
Detailed drainage pattern, area D, Wayne county

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