Abandoned building at the Madison County Mines site
Madison County Mines site

At one time, Missouri was the global leader in lead production. Even today some of the largest lead deposits in the world are located in southeast Missouri. Over the years, the department put together a Missouri Lead Mining by Districts Map, showing the inventory of mines, occurrences and prospects in Missouri. For more information about lead in Missouri, including sites, active mining, history and much more, visit the department's Lead in Missouri webpage. 

Listed below are Missouri lead mining sites currently on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund: National Priorities List.