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Portrait and biographical sketch of August Meyer, "president of the consolidated Kansas City Smelting and Refining Company" in the Armourdale industrial district of Kansas City, Kansas. Native of Saint...
Editorial Notes--Editorial Excursion
Description of a trip on the Iron Mountain Railroad from Saint Louis to Fredericktown and its "romantic" scenery, including wine gardens and the mining area of Mine La Motte in southeastern Missouri.
Engineering and Mining--The Improvement of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
Extracts from a speech by Robert Van Horn (national representative from Missouri and former mayor of Kansas City) delivered "in the House" of Representatives in 1882 concerning the management and control...
Geological Survey of Missouri
Article about the potential continuation and completion of a geological survey of the state of Missouri, at least partly with the purpose of determining general locations of certain minerals and underground...
Geology--Archaean Rocks of Missouri
Article describing some of the older, or archaean, rocks in Missouri, mostly harder igneous rocks like granite and porphyry found in mountains and far below the surface, also describing their usefulness...
Geology--Geological Surveys of Kansas and Missouri
Announcement of and details about the appointment by the state governments of Kansas and Missouri of a "competent geologist for the purpose of organizing and prosecuting a geological survey of the State,"...
Geology of the West
Article describing the geology of Missouri and surrounding areas, focusing on chronology and types of rock layers below the ground, including sandstone, limestone, coal, fossils, etc.
Geology: Jackson County, Missouri--A Few Notes on Its Geology
Scientific description of general surface features, rock structure, and coal measures of Jackson County.
History of Kansas City, Missouri
Photo and bio of John Strayer, vice-president and general magaer of the Olathe Investment and Rapid Transit Company and of the Kansas City and Philadelphia Land and Improvement Company. Born in Virginia...
Mineralogy--The Mineral Region of South-West Missouri and South-East Kansas
Article about the geology and mineral resources of southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas, with a county-by-county inventory, illustrations, and explanation of the area's historical geology and rock types....
Mining Notes--The Silver Mines of Southeast Missouri
Report about the discovery of a new major vein of silver at Silver Mountain in southeast Missouri, "from the lower part of St. Francois county through Madison, Wayne and Reynolds counties," describing...
Missouri Copper Mines
History and description of copper mining and refining in Missouri, beginning in 1863 at Sainte Genevieve.
Missouri Mineral Production
General article about the mining and refining in Missouri of its most valuable ores.
Notes on Surface Geology of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas
Description of surface rocks and soil in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas, pointed at determining the ages of and locational origins of these rock types, some of them appearing out of place due...
The Lead and Zinc Region of Missouri and Kansas
Article describing the nature of and mining operations at the "lead and zinc region of Southwest Missouri. ..known to embrace the greater portion of Green, Dade, Lawrence, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald...
The Mineral Resources of Missouri
Article expounding upon the wealth and variety of Missouri's mineral resources, "material progress," transportation, climate, and so on, naming its major minerals and highlighting the importance of coal,...
Thomas Belt, F. G. S.
Letter to the editor about reminiscences of the late Thomas Belt (ca. 1840-1878), a scientist of geology, mining, and anthropology, with an expertise on glaciers before dying in 1878 from exposure in the...
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