The Illinois-Kentucky Fluorite District, Hicks Dome, and Garden of the Gods in southeastern Illinois and northwestern Kentucky

F. Brett Denny, Alan Goldstein, Joseph A. Devera, David A. Williams, Zakaria Lasemi, W. John Nelson

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Abstract

Minerals have been extracted from the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorite District for over 170 years. Theories concerning the inter-relationship between the fluorite mineralization, tectonism, and igneous activity will be discussed by several geologists during this field trip. The Columbia mine (vein deposit) will be visited in Kentucky, and the only mine currently producing fluorite in this district, the Hastie Limestone Quarry (strata-bound deposit), will be visited in Illinois. The mining history of this region will be explained at the American Fluorite Museum, where numerous mineral specimens can be examined. The Hicks Dome, a Permian crypto-volcanic feature (?) in Illinois, will also be discussed. The trip will conclude with a walking tour at the Garden of the Gods Recreational Area to view the Eagle Valley Syncline and Lower Pennsylvanian units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom the Cincinnati Arch to the Illinois Basin
Subtitle of host publicationGeological Field Excursions along the Ohio River Valley
EditorsAnton H. Maria, Ronald C. Counts
PublisherGeological Society of America
Pages11-24
Number of pages14
Volume12
ISBN (Electronic)9780813756127
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGSA Field Guides

Keywords

  • Fluorite
  • Fluorspar
  • Hicks Dome
  • Illinois-Kentucky Fluorite District
  • Mississippi Valley-type deposit
  • Permian igneous intrusion
  • ISGS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Stratigraphy
  • Palaeontology

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