I am in the Joplin area, but have explored several caves in smaller towns around me and quite a few in the Springfield area. I also have explored caves in Arkansas.
Some of the caves/mines explored: Mason (skylight--ash grove), Low Water Bridge, Carver, Spanish, Casey, Donalds, Devil Slide, Stalactite, Keyhole, Whipperwool, etc.
I also explore tunnels, such as Jordan, Piggyland, Acid, Satanic/fassnight, Heartbeat, etc.
Went to Rush, before most of the mines were sealed up and have been afterwards.
If anyone wants to meet up and explore let me know.