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OCTOBER 2019 TECHNICAL LUNCHEON


October 16th, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

TECHNICAL LUNCHEON

October 16, 2019

 

SPEAKER:   Dr. Bob Neman

   

The Economic Geochemistry of Industrial Minerals in South Central Oklahoma

 

OCGS DEVON GEOSCIENCE CENTER

10 NW 6th Street

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  73102

 

WEDNESDAY October 16, 2019

LUNCH 11:30am – 1:00pm

MEMBER COST $25.00

VISITOR COST $35.00

 

RESERVATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED Friday October 11, 2019 BY 12:00 NOON

Abstract:

    Southern Oklahoma (and in particular the Arbuckle Mountains ) has rock outcrops of every geologic age from pre-Cambrian to Cretaceous. Only the Triassic and Jurassic ages are missing because they were either never deposited or were deposited and subsequently eroded back into the sea. With rocks of such an enormous age range in a relatively small geographic area, it is little wonder that a wide variety of economic rock and mineral resources are locally present.  This presentation will describe the occurrence, mining, processing, and end-uses (dictated by chemical and physical properties) of the pre-Cambrian Tishomingo Granite, the Cambrian Royer Dolomite and Fort Sill Limestone, Ordovician Oil Creek Silica of the Simpson Group, Odovician limestone of the Viola Springs Formation, and the Ordovician Sylvan Shale. 

In general, the more the end-use depends upon chemical composition and purity, the greater the price that can be demanded for such minerals. 

The not-so-successful attempts to mine zinc, manganese, copper and iron from the Arbuckle Mountains will also be discussed briefly.

         

Biography

Dr. Bob Neman spent 40 years in the college classroom, retiring from East Central University in Ada as Chairman of Chemistry.  Those same 40 years provided Dr. Neman with an opportunity to consult to the surface mining industry, particularly in the area of Industrial Minerals. Along the way he became involved with leading field trips (especially into the Arbuckle Mountains) and has made friends with literally hundreds of people by taking them fossil or mineral collecting.  For 25 years, he and Bob Allen led the new engineers of Halliburton Energy Services on field geology trips into the Arbuckles.  He is retired and lives in Ada with his wife of 55 years, Jo.

 

Attendance without reservation will not be possible.  Reservations must be cancelled by October 11, 2019 at noon to avoid being charged.  Thank you for your consideration.