I was getting the mining pictures so scattered, I decided it was time to
bring them together.

The Official reason the local mines shut down.

A copy of a 1973 Special Centennial of Mining edition
of the Joplin Globe has been given to me to share here

Here's some definitions of mining terms from The Tribune: 

See also Miami Mines in the Ottawa County section.

It is usually said that mining in the area ceased because the mines "played out".
What makes that interesting is the fact that lead and zinc were found at least as far south as Spavinaw!
South of Miami West of Miami Fairland S. of Fairland Afton
Afton-2 Grove-1 Spavinaw Strang Talequah
Seneca Seneca Mining Seneca Mining Co. Bluejacket  
Tulsa Wyandotte- AFTON 08 Wyandotte Grove
Tariff 1908 Imports Tariff 1919 Tariff 57 End of Tariffs
Netta Track Tar Creek Camp 1920 Pictorial Map Premier Mine Baxter Springs report
Quapaw Mines E-P GROWS Powder Box Sulphuric Acid Shut Down!
    Netta Tract    
Jack Built Old Chief Burns Dinky Train Joplinites E-P RR
A. W. Abrams Old Abe's Mines Old Abe 2 Zinc 1902 Lead Mining
Man Power Horse power Galena Oronogo Blasting
Ensworth Camp Jan 22 1909 Jumbo Two Years Lead
Haulage Ramage Emma Gordon "Mutt" Mantle Blue Goose-W
Phone Book Powderhouses ORE HISTORY 1925 MAP
1954 Map Cornfield Blue Goose-1927 Bingham MIAMI MINES
Central Mill Ventilation St. Louis Mining Picher History Imports
West Side crew Ore Haulers Goldenrod 4 '32 Central Mill Lucky Jew
St. Louis Camp Big Strike 1621 Injuries One Horse
Miami-Joplin Quapaw mining Mule skinner Cardin's mines Townsite-1
Pre 1915

Kangaroo Court

Mine names Wesah 1940 Mine Tour
4-3-14 July 10, 1914 9-11-1914 School of Mines Subsidence?

Mining News, 1919

West Side, 1941

Big Deals

More Big Deals

Dobson Mine, 1930

Woodchuck PC


Anna Beaver


Hum-Bah-Wat-Tah II

Eagle-Picher Lead Co. (1936)

Carbide lantern


Ott Heatherly


South Side-43


Central Mill



Brewster Ballard

Bad Timing

Cable Haulage


Post Card

Typical Derrick


Blue Goose -Ritz

Blue Goose

Blue Goose Crew, 1943

Rialto Carpenters

Nancy Jane

Drill Rig

Bilharz, 1923

E-P Smelter

Butte Mining

Family Post Card

Road Map (pdf)

Chat Pile Building

Central Mill "Bull Gang"

Central Mill "Mill Gang"


CM&R Depot

Power Plant

Velie Lion

Early Mine Names.

Netta, Postcard


Bird Dog

West Virginia


E.W./Goldenrod #4

#4 up close

Ore Samples



Rialto #3,

Rialto #3 crew

Camp Crowder Rock Quarry

1945 Lucky Bill Crew

1947 Lucky Bill Crew

South of Cardin

Steam Locomotive


Hoist Signals

Hoist Room


Rustlin' Card


Mahutska Mining


Breaking Through


Post Drilling


 Screen Apes

Mule Skinners

Hooker, etc

Bumper, Hooker

Powder Monkey

Roof Trimmer

Screen Apes