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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2012 03:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Superb specimens!!! I especially like the prehnite-LNSPrehnite5.jpg. It reminds me of the Brandberg prehnite.
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2012 16:19    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Part 3 of minerals from my New Jersey traprock collection.


FPrehnite6.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite and calcite
Weldon Quarry, Watchung, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
12.5 x 8.6 cm
Calcite crystals to 3.2 cm on prehnite epimorphs after glauberite
 Viewed:  22048 Time(s)

FPrehnite6.jpg



FStilbite4.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite and heulandite
Weldon Quarry, Watchung, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
11.2 x 8.8 cm
Stilbite spheres to 3.5 cm with heulandite, albite, and calcite
 Viewed:  22048 Time(s)

FStilbite4.jpg



HMSCalcite1.jpg
 Description:
Calcite and stilbite
Trap Rock Industries Moores Station Quarry, Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
6.8 x 4.4 cm
Twinned calcite crystals to 1.7 cm on stilbite
 Viewed:  22046 Time(s)

HMSCalcite1.jpg



UNSApophyllite3.jpg
 Description:
Apophyllite
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
8.8 x 7 cm
A 5 cm apophyllite crystal with stilbite and calcite
 Viewed:  22065 Time(s)

UNSApophyllite3.jpg



UNSChabazite2.jpg
 Description:
Chabazite
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
10.5 x 8.3 cm
Chabazite crystals to 1.2 cm on quartz
 Viewed:  22058 Time(s)

UNSChabazite2.jpg



SStilbite1.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite
Summit Quarry, Springfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
6 x 4.5 cm
A 2.5 cm stilbite sphere with heulandite and prehnite
 Viewed:  22032 Time(s)

SStilbite1.jpg



MPectolite12.jpg
 Description:
Pectolite and natrolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
7.9 x 4.4 cm
Pectolite spheres to 1.6 cm with natrolite
 Viewed:  22068 Time(s)

MPectolite12.jpg



MNatrolite4.jpg
 Description:
Natrolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
7.6 x 7 cm
Natrolite spheres to 1.5 cm on scoria
 Viewed:  22046 Time(s)

MNatrolite4.jpg



PPHeulandite3.jpg
 Description:
Heulandite and stilbite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
7.8 x 5.4 cm
Red heulandite crystals to 1.8 cm with stilbite, calcite and laumontite
 Viewed:  22031 Time(s)

PPHeulandite3.jpg



MApophyllite2.jpg
 Description:
Apophyllite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
5.5 x 4 cm
Tabular apophyllite crystals to 3.2 cm on datolite
 Viewed:  22044 Time(s)

MApophyllite2.jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2013 04:21    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

It has been great seeing specimens from my old stomping grounds. Great job, guys, and great pictures! I lived in North Jersey for my first 26 years, but only started collecting seriously during my last year in grad. school (Rutgers, 1964). I lived only 5 minutes from Chimney Rock quarry, but spent more time hunting carnelian a little north of there (see Lapis, Jg.27, Nr.6). Although I left NJ a long time ago, I have been back many times since then, collecting and visiting family (both mine and my wife's). One of my specialties has been prehnite, an interest developed heavily during my first 3 years of collecting in the northern Jersey trap rocks and those of northern Virginia, especially Centreville, In order to not be repetitious, I will try to add a few interesting things, and I apologize for some of the photography since a lot of it has been taken more for record keeping than for publication.


0378302-R2-E070.jpg
 Description:
John Sinkankas, age 10, Paterson, New Jersey
John Sinkankas grew up in Paterson - no wonder he developed a keen interest in minerals since North Jersey is so prolific in them.
When he gave me this early picture, he said he eventually flew the plane the model of which he is holding.
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0378302-R2-E070.jpg



2012 12 10 012.JPG
 Description:
Quartz and Glauberite
West Paterson, New Jersey, USA
These are a curiosity in this locale.
quartz @ glauberite (Excalibur)
 Viewed:  21815 Time(s)

2012 12 10 012.JPG



historic photos 2 508.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Snake Hill (Laurel Hill), New Jersey, USA
Calcite (hematite-coated). Longest crystal 1.5 cm
Snake hill was an isolated igneous hill in the meadowlands of northeastern NJ. It was completely leveled by quarrying, but in the process many interesting minerals were found. It is not far from an old clay pit in Moonachie where I have taken my family to collect clay concretions.
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2013 01 06 026.JPG
 Description:
Apophyllite, Natrolite and Galena
Snake (Laurel Hill), New Jersey, USA
Apophyllite on natrolite & galena
 Viewed:  21812 Time(s)

2013 01 06 026.JPG



2013 01 16 002.JPG
 Description:
Natrolite
Snake (Laurel Hill), New Jersey, USA
1 cm
 Viewed:  21793 Time(s)

2013 01 16 002.JPG



2013 01 16 005.JPG
 Description:
Apophyllite and Pectolite
Snake (Laurel Hill), New Jersey, USA
2 cm long
added note on Snake Hill - galena and magnetite are uncommon in the rest of NJ trap rocks. Snake Hill has also produced some interesting micros.
 Viewed:  21851 Time(s)

2013 01 16 005.JPG



historic photos 2 598.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (smoky)
Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
30 cm across
This specimen was collected by Gene Vitali pre-1950 I believe; he called it "blueberry pie".
 Viewed:  21792 Time(s)

historic photos 2 598.jpg



historic photos 2 940.jpg
 Description:
Franklin club field trip around 1967
Noble pit - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ
My hammer was stolen on this trip, but I still found a floater jeffersonite and a decent franklinite crystal. Many of my early pictures have not been converted to digital form. I'm working on that. (This picture appeared on the cover of the Franklin "Picking Table" a few years back)
 Viewed:  21792 Time(s)

historic photos 2 940.jpg



2013 01 06 047.JPG
 Description:
Copper
Chimney Rock quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA
8.5X6.8 cm
The Chimney Rock quarry was on the site of an old copper mine. A copper chunk around 90 lbs. jammed the crusher during the quarrying operation. I believe it is still in the Rutgers collection. During my collecting there, I found mainly calcites, analcimes, traces of copper minerals and a prehnite or two.
 Viewed:  21829 Time(s)

2013 01 06 047.JPG



2013 01 06 049.JPG
 Description:
Chalcopyrite and Bornite
Chimney Rock quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA
8X6.5 cm
chalcopyrite altering to bornite
 Viewed:  21819 Time(s)

2013 01 06 049.JPG



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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2013 19:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Part 4 of minerals from my New Jersey traprock collection.


MPectolite7.jpg
 Description:
Pectolite and datolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
6 x 5 cm
Pink pectolite spheres on datolite peppered with micro hematite crystals
 Viewed:  21725 Time(s)

MPectolite7.jpg



PPPrehnite8.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
13.3 x 9.6 cm
Prehnite epimorphs after anhydrite
 Viewed:  21733 Time(s)

PPPrehnite8.jpg



FDatolite1.jpg
 Description:
Datolite and calcite
Weldon Quarry, Watchung, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
9.6 x 8.6 cm
Datolite crystals to 2.9 cm with calcite cubes
 Viewed:  21738 Time(s)

FDatolite1.jpg



MApophyllite3.jpg
 Description:
Apophyllite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
7 x 5 cm
Apophyllite crystals to 6.8 cm with pyrite inclusions, on datolite
 Viewed:  21764 Time(s)

MApophyllite3.jpg



PPPrehnite7.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
3.5 x 3.2 cm
Prehnite sphere with micro calcite crystals
 Viewed:  21760 Time(s)

PPPrehnite7.jpg



BStilbite5.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite and heulandite
Braen Quarry, Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
5.9 x 4.7 cm
Stilbite spheres with heulandite
 Viewed:  21735 Time(s)

BStilbite5.jpg



UNSCalcite1.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, heulandite and chabazite
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
7 x 4.4 cm
A 5 cm butterfly twin calcite crystal with heulandite, chabazite and datolite
 Viewed:  21755 Time(s)

UNSCalcite1.jpg



FCalcite1.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite and calcite
Weldon Quarry, Watchung, Somerset County, New Jersey
8.2 x 6.5 cm
A prehnite coated calcite rhombohedron with prehnite after glauberite epimorphs, sandwiched by a 6 cm second generation calcite crystal
 Viewed:  21754 Time(s)

FCalcite1.jpg



HMSStilbite1.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite and heulandite
Trap Rock Industries Moores Station Quarry, Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
5.5 x 5.4 cm
A 3 cm stilbite wheel with micro heulandite crystals
 Viewed:  21763 Time(s)

HMSStilbite1.jpg



PPPrehnite4.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
10.3 x 7.2 cm
Prehnite epimorphs after anhydrite covered with lustrous calcite crystals
 Viewed:  21749 Time(s)

PPPrehnite4.jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2013 03:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Fantastic thread. Thanks for your contributions, Frank and John.

Frank, your shots are stunning for everybody fascinated by American zeolites like me. And the specimens have an "old flavor" I especially like.

The tabular apophyllite from Millington quarry is excellent.

John, thanks a lot for sharing the young Sinkankas' picture. I am a humble reader of his work. And the 1967 field trip makes me deeply nostalgic. The worst nostalgia is caused by the times -or the things- we did not know (I was born in that year).

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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2013 06:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

I love the pink Pectolite! ;-)
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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2013 00:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Antonio Alcaide wrote:
Fantastic thread. Thanks for your contributions, Frank and John.

Frank, your shots are stunning for everybody fascinated by American zeolites like me. And the specimens have an "old flavor" I especially like.

The tabular apophyllite from Millington quarry is excellent.

John, thanks a lot for sharing the young Sinkankas' picture. I am a humble reader of his work. And the 1967 field trip makes me deeply nostalgic. The worst nostalgia is caused by the times -or the things- we did not know (I was born in that year).

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Antonio, FMF has been great for me to also renew memories of the past. My mother took me to see some of the last dump trucks dumping gangue minerals into the Franklin Buckwheat dump (1940's - wish I had started collecting then!). She knew very little about minerals but did take me to the Museum of Natural History in New York and gave me a small fluorescent mineral set with an antique UV light plus a George English book on minerals when I was in grade school, but my active field collecting did not start until many years later (1964). A few more NJ minerals follow.



2013 01 27 004.JPG
 Description:
"Christmas tree ore" (rarified zinc ore)
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, USA
18 cm wide
Two types of this ore adjacent to one another - collected by Dick Hauck et al., 2012. (SW UV)
 Viewed:  21593 Time(s)

2013 01 27 004.JPG



9-09Isabella,cats,flowers,NJfluorescents,cedar waxwings 070 Fl -ZWC.jpg
 Description:
Zincite, Willemite, Calcite
Franklin, New Jersey, USA
16 cm
 Viewed:  21628 Time(s)

9-09Isabella,cats,flowers,NJfluorescents,cedar waxwings 070 Fl -ZWC.jpg



2013 01 20 004.JPG
 Description:
Vivianite and calcite-replaced belemnites
Mullica Hill (vivianite) and Arneytown, New Jersey, USA
13.5, 8.5, 5.3 cm long, resp.
The vivianite replaced fossils are unusual (crystals showing in smaller one). Calcite replacements are common in the US, as is opal in Australia.
 Viewed:  21582 Time(s)

2013 01 20 004.JPG



2013 01 20 013.JPG
 Description:
"Chimney Rock (quarry in back) (1964)
Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA
I lived in south Bound Brook for a couple of years.
 Viewed:  21597 Time(s)

2013 01 20 013.JPG



2013 01 20 007.JPG
 Description:
Natrolite with Prehnite & Laumontite
Sowerbutt Quarry, Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
6 cm across
I collected this at the top of a quarry bench. When the overseer realized that numerous pockets of natrolites were there, I was ushered away from there (He collected and sold minerals on the side.).
 Viewed:  21568 Time(s)

2013 01 20 007.JPG



2013 01 20 006.JPG
 Description:
Prehnite
Sowerbutt Quarry, Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
6 cm across
(back of the natrolite specimen). A "floater" - most trap rock minerals in this North Jersey area are much harder to collect intact!
 Viewed:  21584 Time(s)

2013 01 20 006.JPG



2013 01 20 015.JPG
 Description:
Gmelinite, Analcime, Apophyllite on Datolite
Francisco Bros. quarry, Great Notch, New Jersey, USA
5.2 cm high
(cast after anhydrite). This was on the (underexposed) cover of the Rocks & Minerals issue on NJ traprock minerals (1984).
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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2013 11:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Part 5 of my New Jersey traprock collection. I'm glad others have enjoyed seeing them.


CRCopper1.jpg
 Description:
Copper
Chimney Rock Quarry, Bridgewater, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
5 x 5 cm
Crystallized copper with chrysocolla
 Viewed:  21469 Time(s)

CRCopper1.jpg



MPectolite6.jpg
 Description:
Pectolite and datolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
7.3 x 6.2 cm
Pectolite spheres to 1.5 cm on datolite
 Viewed:  21482 Time(s)

MPectolite6.jpg



LFStilbite2.JPG
 Description:
Stilbite
Houdaille Quarry, Little Falls, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
7.3 x 5 cm
3 cm stilbite sphere with micro calcite crystals
 Viewed:  21480 Time(s)

LFStilbite2.JPG



PPPrehnite2.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
14.2 x 8.8 cm
Blue prehnite spheres to 1.3 cm with calcite, caused by a coating of pumpellyite
 Viewed:  21503 Time(s)

PPPrehnite2.jpg



UNSAnalcime1.jpg
 Description:
Analcime
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
3.8 x 3.8 cm
2.5 cm analcime crystal with albite
 Viewed:  21476 Time(s)

UNSAnalcime1.jpg



MApophyllite9.jpg
 Description:
Apophyllite and pectolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
8 x 5.9 cm
Striated apophyllite crystals to 1.9 cm on pectolite
 Viewed:  21489 Time(s)

MApophyllite9.jpg



UNSStilbite3.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
6.8 x 6.3 cm
Stilbite bow tie with calcite and laumontite
 Viewed:  21470 Time(s)

UNSStilbite3.jpg



MNatrolite5.JPG
 Description:
Natrolite and pectolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
5 x 4.2 cm
Natrolite crystals to 2.5 cm on pectolite
 Viewed:  21458 Time(s)

MNatrolite5.JPG



LHChalcopyrite1.jpg
 Description:
Chalcopyrite
Laurel Hill, Secaucus, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
6.5 x 6.3 cm
Crystallized chalcopyrite from a clay-filled vein in the sandstone underlying the diabase
 Viewed:  21487 Time(s)

LHChalcopyrite1.jpg



PPHeulandite1.JPG
 Description:
Heulandite and quartz
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
8.8 x 6.4 cm
Heulandite crystals to 3.7 cm on quartz with laumontite
 Viewed:  21485 Time(s)

PPHeulandite1.JPG



LNSPrehnite2.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Lower New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
6 x 4.7 cm
Prehnite epimorphs after anhydrite
 Viewed:  21481 Time(s)

LNSPrehnite2.jpg


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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2013 13:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Frank,
Excellent specimens. What a killer analcime.
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2013 23:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

A token prehnite.


2013 01 30 006.JPG
 Description:
Prehnite
Millington, New Jersey, USA
1.8 cm ring
This one looks like it originally formed on an anhydrite (small cast is present which terminates the 2nd ring).
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2013 16:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Several goodies from the famous Prospect Park Quarry which ceased operations in 2011.


Prospect Mesolite.jpg
 Description:
Mesolite & prehnite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
15.5 x 9.9 cm
A 6.7 cm mesolite sphere on prehnite, formerly in the U.S. National Museum, and pictured on p.178 of the May-June 1978 issue of the Mineralogical Record.
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Prospect Stilbite.JPG
 Description:
Stilbite & heulandite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
17.2 x 12.1 cm
Stilbite half bow ties on heulandite
 Viewed:  21200 Time(s)

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PPAnalcime1.jpg
 Description:
Analcime & laumontite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
4.7 x 3.8 cm
A 3.5 cm analcime crystal with laumontite and calcite
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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2013 20:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Recent additions to my New Jersey traprock collection.


PPStilbite1.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
9.7 x 6.2 cm
Lustrous, chocolate stilbite with prehnite and calcite
 Viewed:  19326 Time(s)

PPStilbite1.jpg



PPHeulandite5a.JPG
 Description:
Heulandite & pectolite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
7.1 x 4.9 cm
Green heulandite crystals to 3.1 cm on pectolite; the specimen is pictured on page 1702 of the November 1978 issue of the Lapidary Journal.
 Viewed:  19320 Time(s)

PPHeulandite5a.JPG



GNApophyllite1.JPG
 Description:
Apophyllite, datolite & pectolite
Francisco Brothers Quarry, Great Notch, Little Falls, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
13.2 x 9.9 cm
Apophyllite crystals to 3.4 cm with datolite on pectolite; previously in the American Museum of Natural History, and pictured on page 37 of Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey.
 Viewed:  19348 Time(s)

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MNatrolite8.JPG
 Description:
Natrolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset Quarry, New Jersey, USA
6.5 x 4.1 cm
6 cm natrolite bow tie
 Viewed:  19386 Time(s)

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PPStilbite2.JPG
 Description:
Stilbite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
4.1 x 3.5 cm
3 cm stilbite half bow tie with heulandite
 Viewed:  19348 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2015 18:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

New Jersey traprock collection additions for 2014 to 2015.


MPectolite14.jpg
 Mineral: Pectolite and Datolite
 Locality:
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.3 cm
 Description:
Pink pectolite spheres to 2.8 cm coated with micro apophyllite, prehnite, hematite and calcite crystals, on datolite
 Viewed:  15286 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2015 18:36    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

New Jersey traprock collection additions for 2014 to 2015.


PPThomsonite1.JPG
 Mineral: Thomsonite and Pectolite
 Locality:
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.7 cm
 Description:
Thomsonite clusters to 3.7 cm on pectolite
 Viewed:  15251 Time(s)

PPThomsonite1.JPG



PPAnalcime3.jpg
 Mineral: Analcime and Pectolite
 Locality:
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 10.6 x 9.1 cm
 Description:
Analcime crystals to 3.1 cm on pectolite
 Viewed:  15232 Time(s)

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PPHeulandite5.JPG
 Mineral: Heulandite and Quartz
 Locality:
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.3 cm
 Description:
Heulandite crystals to 3.7 cm on quartz
 Viewed:  15220 Time(s)

PPHeulandite5.JPG



CRChalcocite1.JPG
 Mineral: Chalcocite
 Locality:
Chimney Rock Quarry, Bridgewater Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 9.6 x 5.8 cm
 Description:
9.6 cm chalcocite crystal with chrysocolla on mudrock
 Viewed:  15248 Time(s)

CRChalcocite1.JPG



PPDatolite2.jpg
 Mineral: Datolite and Prehnite
 Locality:
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.2 cm
 Description:
Frosted faced datolite crystals to 2.8 cm with prehnite spheres
 Viewed:  15242 Time(s)

PPDatolite2.jpg



BStilbite5.JPG
 Mineral: Stilbite
 Locality:
Braen Quarry, Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
2.7 cm stilbite sphere on scoria
 Viewed:  15235 Time(s)

BStilbite5.JPG



PPStilbite2.JPG
 Mineral: Stilbite
 Locality:
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.7 cm
 Description:
7.5 cm stilbite bow tie with micro heulandite
 Viewed:  15219 Time(s)

PPStilbite2.JPG



BStilbite6.JPG
 Mineral: Stilbite
 Locality:
Braen Quarry, Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.5 cm
 Description:
3.5 cm stilbite sphere on scoria
 Viewed:  15243 Time(s)

BStilbite6.JPG



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 Mineral: Natrolite
 Locality:
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.3 cm
 Description:
3.2 cm natrolite sphere on calcite
 Viewed:  15259 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Stilbite and Albite
 Locality:
Houdaille Quarry, Springfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 7.6 x 6.2 cm
 Description:
3.4 cm stilbite sphere with albite and heulandite; former Paterson Museum specimen
 Viewed:  15256 Time(s)

SStilbite3.JPG



LFQuartz1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz and Calcite
 Locality:
Houdaille Quarry, Little Falls, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
2.4 cm smoky quartz crystal coated with micro goethite crystals
 Viewed:  15231 Time(s)

LFQuartz1.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2015 09:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Gorgeous specimens! Especially that Thomsonite on Pectolite!

Thanks for the pics!
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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2015 09:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

That prehnite from Lower New Street Quarry reminds me of something:
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/lnsprehnite2_221.jpg
Don't know of what ... ;-)
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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2015 20:24    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Larger than what I typically collect, this top tier New Jersey prehnite was recently brokered to the Robert Batic collection.


Prospect Park Prehnite.jpg
 Mineral: Prehnite epimorphic on Anhydrite with Laumontite
 Locality:
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 27.5 x 19.8 x 14.2 cm
 Description:
A 15.5 cm prehnite epimorph after anhydrite on globular prehnite with laumonite that was formerly in the U.S. National Museum.
 Viewed:  14393 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2017 17:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

The newest and only addition to my New Jersey traprock collection for 2017.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Houdaille Quarry, Little Falls, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
 Dimensions: 12.4 x 7.6 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
Twinned calcite crystals to 6.5 cm sitting atop smaller, lighter crystals, formerly in the Norm and Roz Pellman #825 and Stephen Pochek collections.
 Viewed:  6526 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2017 17:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

That is a truly stunning calcite, especially for NJ!
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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2017 05:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Frank Imbriacco wrote:
The newest and only addition to my New Jersey traprock collection for 2017.
Calcite
Houdaille Quarry, Little Falls, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
12.4 x 7.6 x 8.5 cm
Twinned calcite crystals to 6.5 cm sitting atop smaller, lighter crystals, formerly in the Norm and Roz Pellman #825 and Stephen Pochek collections.
An outstanding calcite specimen, Frank, congratulations!
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