New Program Coming Up in Ironton on the History of Mining in Southeast Missouri

(Ironton) Ozark Regional Library in Ironton will host another discussion on the history of mining in southeast Missouri.

Part 4 will be hosted by Jim Palmer and local mining historian Jake Jones.

Palmer is retired from the Missouri Geological Survey.

He also did geologic mapping and mineral resources studies, helped solve groundwater and geology problems and he studied earthquake hazards.

Palmer is currently employed as a specialist in subsurface geology data for the Doe Run Company.

He will cover two topics during the presentation on Tuesday night, January 31st.

He describes the first part of his discussion.

Lead mining nowadays is nothing like it was in those early days.

Palmer says underground mining was unheard of back then, so they had to dig from the top down.

Palmer describes the second half of his discussion during the presentation.

Part 4 of the History of Mining in Southeast Missouri will take place Tuesday night, January 31st, starting at 6 at the Ozark Regional Library in Ironton.

To sign up to attend the program, you can visit the Ozark Regional Libraries in Ironton, Annapolis, Viburnum or in Fredericktown.

You can also sign up by filling out the online registration form by clicking on the event poster at