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Missouri Southern State University

Riches From the Earth

Riches From the Earth

Contributed by: Powers Museum; Joplin Museum Complex; Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Library Archives and Special Collections; State Historical Society of Missouri

A basic introduction to the geological and industrial heritage of the Tri-State Mineral District. This district encompasses southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma and was one of the United States' richest mineral districts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Tri-State Mining Maps

Tri-State Mining Maps

Contributed by: Missouri Southern State University and the Jasper and Newton County Environmental Task Force

Collection consists of more than 5,000 maps that document lead and zinc mining in Southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas, and Northeast Oklahoma.

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