Missouri has a long and rich metal mining history, pre-dating European arrival. Metals mining affected early settlement patterns and influenced numerous place names. Missouri continues to produce multiple metallic minerals crucial to our everyday lives, including components of the device displaying this webpage.

Most copper in Missouri is produced as a byproduct of lead mining
Iron in Missouri has been mined for many uses beyond making iron metal
Since 1700, lead has played an important role in the growth and development of Missouri
While not found in MO as pictured above, silver is a byproduct of lead and zinc mining
Zinc is an important metal due to its resistance to corrosion
Metallic Mineral Sites and Permittees
Locate current metallic mineral mine sites and permittees