Meramecian Series

St. Louis Limestone, Salem Formation, Warsaw Formation.
State Missouri
Name Meramecian Series
Geologic age Late Mississippian-Meramecian Series
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments St. Louis Limestone- (100 ft. max) gray massive limestone; Salem FM- (160 ft. max) cross bedded, argillaceous, oolitic limestone; Warsaw FM- (100ft. max) fossilferous limestone. IN CENTRAL MO- St. Louis Limestone is absent. Warsaw FM is host to Mississippi Valley type Pb-Zn deposits, in the Tri-State District, one of the most productive mining districts in the world. The major commodity is zinc, from sphalerite, galena ore. The Jopin area is noted for large calcite scalenohedrons occurring in vugs of the limestone units.

Howe, W.B. and Koenig, 1961, The Stratigraphic Succession in Missouri: Missouri Geological Survey and Water Resources, Vol XL. 2nd Series.

NGMDB product
Counties Adair - Barton - Cedar - Clark - Dade - Greene - Jasper - Jefferson - Knox - Lawrence - Lewis - Lincoln - McDonald - Newton - Perry - Polk - Saint Charles - Saint Clair - Sainte Genevieve - Saint Louis - Schuyler - Scotland - Vernon - Warren - Saint Louis