Picher Mining Field

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From 1917 to 1967 Picher Mining Field yielded 450 million tons of ore, 21 million tons of concentrate, 11 million tons of metal; from 1921 to 1946, it was known as the world's largest and richest lead and zinc field. Picher Mining Field and people who worked here produced key materials for World Wars I and II and the Korean Conflict.


1 1/2 mile south of Picher at Junction 69 north and 66 east and west *

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* Information from Oklahoma Historical Society

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