Geological Report on the Mine la Motte Estate: The Property of Hon. Rowland Hazard, Situated in Madison County, Missouri ...

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G. W. & C. B. Colton & Company, 1877 - Geology - 50 pages
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Page 46 - is at this time claimed as private property, in consequence of which the inhabitants in general are denied the privilege of working. Therefore the annual quantity of lead is greatly reduced. For the years 1802 and 1803, the quantity of lead made at the Mine a
Page 46 - was in a great measure abandoned, the mineral at the Mine a Burton being much easier melted. The Mine a la Motte is at this time
Page 46 - When Louisiana was first occupied by the United States, Mine a Burton and Mine la Motte were the principal mines wrought.
Page 18 - ore deposits are mostly imbedded in the strata, and in this respect differ from deposits occupying fissures or veins cutting across the strata. The ore is disseminated through the rock of the stratum in which it exists, or in other words is one of the constituents of the stratum
Page 46 - This is one of the oldest mines in the Territory, having been discovered AD, 1720, by the person whose name it bears.
Page 45 - it. At that time it furnished almost all the lead exported from the Illinois; but soon after the
Page 45 - about the year 1723 or 1724, who made an exploration, but finding no silver ore he abandoned it. About the year 1723, a man by the name
Page 45 - was considered as public property, and the people in general were allowed to work
Page 49 - by the Iron Mountain Railroad Company in transporting it to the St. Louis market
Page 46 - weight, although about thirty men were employed from four to six months in each year.

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