Ball Mill Resurgence Pit - Perryville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 37° 48.192 W 089° 53.140
16S E 245943 N 4187903
Quick Description: Ball Mill Resurgence Pit, located along County Road 914 in the northern portion of Perry County is a large sinkhole resurgence pit.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 12:05:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM3KZG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ClickChik
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Long Description:
Ball Mill Resurgence Pit, located along County Road 914 in the northern portion of Perry County is a large sinkhole resurgence pit. The area sits on approximately 20 acres and is owned by the LAD Foundation and leased to the Missouri Department of Conservation. A resurgence pit is a geologic feature that allows surface water to drain into the ground, while at the same time it allows excess water from Perry County's intricate cave system to vent through the opening. This geological natural area contains a sinkhole that normally acts as a water drain, but backs up as a spring after heavy rains. The resurgence acts as a natural rock tumbler which smooths and rounds angular rock fragments that fall into it. The area is forested and also contains several small, dry sinkholes. Resurgence pits such as Ball Mill are very rare and spectacular. The pit is located a quarter mile off the roadway, but the trail is very well maintained and marked.
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