Part 4 History of Southeast Missouri Mining Tuesday in Ironton

(Ironton) Ozark Regional Library in Ironton will host an interesting discussion Tuesday night on the history of mining in southeast Missouri.

Part 4 of this series will be hosted by Jim Palmer, who is retired from the Missouri Geological Survey and currently a specialist for the current Doe Run Lead Mining Company.

Also speaking, local mining historian Jake Jones.

He will be discussing the original Doe Run Lead Mining Company.

Jones says eventually much of the mines in the Old Lead Belt became owned by a company that many in the area may have worked for at one time or another.

The second part of Jones’ discussion will focus on the history of the diamond core drill.

Part 4 of the History of Mining in Southeast Missouri will take place Tuesday night beginning at 6 at the Ozark Regional Library in Ironton.

Organizers would prefer you sign up ahead of time for the program by visiting the Ozark Regional Libraries in Ironton, Annapolis, Viburnum or in Fredericktown.

You can also sign up by filling out an online registration form if you click on the event poster at