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Missouri Barite Districts

Missouri, USA

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A number of barite districts are known in central and south-east Missouri.   The central Missouri Barite District is defined by a series of small high grade barite deposits in the form of open space fillings in solution collapse structures in carbonate rocks.

In South-east Missouri there are extensive low grade residual deposits resulting from the weathering and dissolution of carbonate host rocks.

Studies show the barite to be distinctly later than the lead-zinc mineralisation of the Old Lead Belt and Virburnum Trend, also in Missouri

These deposits have historically made Missouri one of the world's leading producers of barite .

For detail see the reference(s) listed below.

The most recent source geological information used to prepare this summary was dated: 1980.    
This description is a summary from published sources, the chief of which are listed below.
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  References & Additional Information
   Selected References:
Kaiser C J, Kelly W C, Wagner R J, Shanks W C  1987 - Geologic and geochemical controls of mineralization in the Southeast Missouri Barite district: in    Econ. Geol.   v82 pp 719-734
Leach D L  1980 - Nature of mineralizing fluids in the barite deposits of central and southeast Missouri: in    Econ. Geol.   v75 pp 1168-1180


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