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Ozarks Mineral Deposits Workgroup

The purpose of our workgroup was to provide scientific information on the economic and environmental characterstics of Ozark-region mineral deposits. Most of our investigations were centered on the world class lead-zinc ore deposits of the Ozarks region. These deposits are commonly known as Mississippi Valley Type (MVT) ore deposits.


Core Staff, Collaborating Scientists, and Agencies

USGS :: Denver, CO

Warren Day - Geologist
Martin B. Goldhaber - Geochemist
David Leach - Geologist
Lopaka(Rob) Lee - Geologist
Craig McClung - Geologist


Collaborating Scientists and Agencies - Pb-Zn Mining Issues

USGS :: Rolla, MO

Jeffery Imes - Hydrologist
Mike Kleeshulte - Hydrologist

Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources :: Rolla, MO

Jim Palmer - Geologist


Links to Collaborating USGS Offices and Other Agencies

USGS - Water Resources Division, Rolla, MO
U.S. Forest Service - Mark Twain National Forest
National Park Service - Ozark Scenic Riverways

Products

Reports

Geologic Cross Sections Showing the Concentrations of As, Cd, Co, Cu, Cr, Fe, Mo, Ni, Pb, and Zn in Acid-Insoluble Residues of Paleozoic Rocks within the Doniphan/Eleven Point Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri, USA
Lee, Lopaka, and Goldhaber, Martin B.
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-0055

The distribution of MVT-related metals in ground water of the Ozark Plateaus region of the United States
Lee, Lopaka, and Goldhaber, Martin B.
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-0171

The distribution of MVT-related metals in acid-insoluble residues of Paleozoic rocks in the Ozark Plateaus region of the United States
Lee, Lopaka, and Goldhaber, Martin B.
U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-0042

The effect of Mississippi Valley-Type mineralization on the natural background chemistry of groundwater in the Ozark Plateaus region of the United States
Robert C. Lopaka Lee

Abstracts

The behavior of arsenic in drinking-water aquifers containing Mississippi Valley-Type mineralization: A characterization of the Ozark Plateaus region of the U.S.
Lee, Lopaka, and Goldhaber, Martin

The effect of MVT mineralzation on the background concentrations of dissolved metals in groundwater of the Ozark Plateaus region, USA
Lee, Lopaka and Goldhaber, Martin B.

The potential for regional impact of ancient mineralizing processes on modern groundwater in the mid-continent of the United States
Lee, R.C.(Lopaka) and Goldhaber, M. B.

Other Publications Relevant to Pb-Zn Mining Issues

The role of large-scale fluid flow in subsurface arsenic enrichment
Goldhaber, M.B., Lee, L., Hatch, J., Pashin, J., and Treworgy, X.

Bibliography pertaining to the Ozark mississippi valley-type metallogenic province, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma, USA, covering 1785 to February 1998
McClung, C., Bair, D., and Leach, D.L.
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-238-B

Mineral Resources Program
Eastern Central GMEG Alaska Minerals Information Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Spatial Data

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