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Index to the OLD MINES of

MISSOURI

 

 

Many lead and iron mines were scattered throughout Missouri.  Some of them date as early as 1720, but the vast majority of them were active during the 1820s-1880s.  Other mines (copper and silver) were developed, but did not last.  There were no gold mines in the state, and only a few placer locations, but none were commercially viable.  SOME of the mines that once dotted the landscape of Missouri are listed below.

 

For details, please see the alphabetic listings.  Only the first location is linked to the appropriate alphabetic listing.  Please note that any reduction works for the lead or iron mines are listed in the MILLS file as they are more appropriately listed there since the ore was milled/processed.  Please also note that the type of mine is indicated in it’s name either directly or (indirectly).

 

 

NAME OF MINE                       COUNTY        NOTES

 

A

·        APPLETON MINE  (lead)                               Franklin Co.

·        AVON MINES (lead)                                      Ste. Genevieve Co.                  

 

B

·        BINSBACHER MINE (lead)                            Franklin Co.                  …SEE Binsbacker Mine

·        BINSBACKER MINE (lead)                            Franklin Co.                  AKA – Binsbacher Mine

·        BONNE TERRE MINE  (lead)                        St. Francois Co.

·        BOONE COPPER MINE (copper & iron)         Franklin Co.     

·        BOOTH BANK MINE  (iron)                           Franklin Co.

                                               

C

·        CASEWELL MINE (lead)                                Franklin Co.                  …SEE Caswell Mine

·        CASWELL MINE (lead)                                  Franklin Co.                  AKA – Casewell Mine

·        CLARK & APPLETON MINE (lead)                 Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.            

·        COE MINE  (lead)                                          Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex. 

·        COLE CANY (sic) MINE (lead)                       Benton Co.

·        COVE MINE (lead)                                         Franklin Co.

                                               

D

·        DARBY MINE  (lead)                                      Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.                        

                                   

E

·        EINSTEIN MINE (silver)                              Madison Co.                         

·        ELLETT MINE  (lead)                                                Franklin Co.

·        ENLOE MINE  (lead)                                      Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.

·        ENTERPRISE MINE  (lead)                            Franklin Co.                  …SEE Skinner Mine

·        EVANS MINE  (lead)                                     Franklin Co.

                                 

F

·        FORD MINE  (lead)                                        Franklin Co.                  …SEE Northumberland Mine

·        FRUMET MINE (lead)                                    Jefferson Co.                                     

           

G

·        GALLAGHER MINE (lead)                              Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.

·        GILES MINE  (lead)                                       Franklin Co.

·        GOLCONDA MINE  (lead)                              Franklin Co.                  2 are listed in the county by GNIS

·        GOPHER MINE (lead)                                    Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.

                                                           

H

·        HALLIGAN MINE (lead)                                Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.

·        HAMILTON MINE  (lead)                              Franklin Co.                  AKA – Tam Mine, Tamm Mine    

·        HARDESTY MINE  (lead)                               Franklin Co.                  …SEE Peninsula Mine

·        HARRINGTON MINE (lead)                          Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.

·        HIGHLAND MINING COMPANY MINE       Franklin Co.                  Lead mine

                                                           

I     

·        ILLMO MINE  (lead/barium sulfate)              Franklin Co.                  …SEE Shotwell Mine

·        INGE & GENERALLY MINES  (lead)            Franklin Co.                  …SEE Northumberland Mine

                                   

J

·        JACK MINE  (lead)                                         Franklin Co.

·        JEFFRIES MINE  (lead)                                 Franklin Co.     

·        JUDAH SPRING MINE  (iron)                       Franklin Co.                  AKA – Judith Spring Mine

·        JUDITH SPRING MINE  (iron)                     Franklin Co.                  …SEE Judah Spring Mine

                       

K

·        KNUCKLES MINE  (lead)                                Franklin Co.

                                                           

L

·        La MOTTE LEAD MINE                                 Madison Co.                 …SEE Mine LaMotte          

                                                           

M

·        MAMMOTH MINE (lead)                               Jefferson Co.

·        MINE LaMOTTE (lead)                                  Madison Co.                 AKA – La Motte Mine, Offsets Mine

·        MOUNT HOPE MINE (lead)                          Franklin Co.                  AKA – Mt. Hope Mine

·        MT. HOPE MINE                                           Franklin Co.                  …SEE Mount Hope Mine

 

N  

·        NORTH VIRGINIA MINE  (lead)                  Franklin Co.

·        NORTHUMBERLAND MINE  (lead)               Franklin Co.                  AKA – Ford Mine, Inge & Generally Mines

 

O

·        OFFSETS MINE                                Madison Co.                 (Current name for the historic La Motte Mine)

·        OTTEN MINE  (lead)                                     Franklin Co.

                                                           

P

·        PARK MINE (copper)                                      Franklin Co.     

·        PATTON MINE  (lead)                                   Franklin Co.     

·        PENINSULA MINE  (lead)                             Franklin Co.                  AKA – Hardesty Mine

·        PINEY MINE  (lead)                                       Franklin Co.

 


R

·        READ HILL MINE (lead)                                Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.                                    

·        REED MINE (lead)                                          Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.            

 

S

·        SHOTWELL MINE  (lead)                              Franklin Co.

·        SILVER HOLLOW MINE (lead)                     Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.

·        SILVER LEAD MINE  (lead)                           Franklin Co.

·        SKINNER MINE (lead)                                  Franklin Co.                  AKA – Enterprise Mine

·        SOUTH SKINNER MINE  (lead)                   Franklin Co.                  …SEE Skinner Mine   

·        SOUTH VIRGINIA MINE (lead)                   Franklin Co.

·        STANTON COPPER WORKS                         Franklin Co.

                                   

T

·        TAM MINE  (lead)                                          Franklin Co.                  …SEE Hamilton Mine

·        TAMM MINE  (lead)                                       Franklin Co.                  …SEE Hamilton Mine

·        THOMAS MINE  (lead)                                  Franklin Co.                  A complex of smaller mines. (see listing for details)

                                                           

U

                                                           

V

·        VALLE MINE (lead)                                        Jefferson Co.

·        VIRGINIA MINE (lead)                                 Franklin Co.                  AKA – Virginia Mines, Virginia Lead Mines, Virginian Mine

·        VIRGINIA LEAD MINES                               Franklin Co.                  …SEE Virginia Mine

·        VIRGINIAN MINE (lead)                              Franklin Co.                  …SEE Virginia Mine   

 

W

·        WEBSTER MINE (lead)                      Washington Co.           

·        WICKER MINE  (lead)                        Franklin Co.

·        WOODS & CHRISTY MINE (lead)                Franklin Co.                  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.

                                                           

Y

                                                           

Z

                                                           

           

 

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