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MERAMECIAN SERIES

MERAMECIAN SERIES - ST. LOUIS LIMESTONE, SALEM FORMATION, WARSAW FORMATION
State Missouri
Name MERAMECIAN SERIES
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Mississippian-Late [Meramecian]
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.
Primary rock type limestone
Secondary rock type
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Map references
Middendorf, M. A., and others, 2003, Geologic Map of Missouri: Missouri Geological Survey. Scale 1:500K
Unit references
Howe, W. B. and Koenig, 1961, The Stratigraphic Succession in Missouri: Missouri Geological Survey and Water Resources, Vol XL. 2nd Series.
Counties Barton - Cedar - Clark - Dade - Greene - Jasper - Jefferson - Knox - Lawrence - Lincoln - McDonald - Newton - Perry - Saint Charles - Saint Clair - Sainte Genevieve - Saint Louis - Scotland - Vernon - Saint Louis