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PostPosted: Jan 06, 2011 16:45    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

New Jersey the "Garden State"




Rhodonite - Franklin Sussex County New Jersey USA.jpg
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Rhodonite with Franklinite
Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey USA
Mined about 1970
Specimen size: 9.3 × 5 × 5.5 cm.
Main crystal size: 2.9 × 0.8 cm.
Former Folch Collection
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Rhodonite detail - Franklin Sussex County New Jersey USA.jpg
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Rhodonite label - Franklin Sussex County New Jersey USA.jpg
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The original label from Scott J. Williams (Scott Williams Mineral Company, Scottsdale, Arizona)
To know more about Scott please use -> http://www.mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=484 )
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 03:07    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

My contribution...


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Zincite.- Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey (USA) 6x6x4 cm. 534 grams of solid zincite.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 04:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Two pieces more with pics under UV lamp. New Jersey is the paradise of the fluorescent minerals!!!

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 Description:
Franklinite on calcite matrix. Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey. 7 x 4 x 4 cm. Main crystal 1,5 cm on edge.
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 Description:
Franklinite. Another pic of the same piece. The calcite is strongly fluroescent under UV lamp (long wave in this case)
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 Description:
Willemite and franklinite on calcite. Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey. 5,5 x 3 cm. Willemite crystal measures 2 x 1 cm.
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Willemite crystal close-up
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 Description:
Willemite under UV lamp. It shows strong fluorescence (short wave)
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 06:40    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Another piece...


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Zincite on Franklinite.- Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey (USA) 7x4x3 cm.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 09:24    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Micros from me, as usual... It's not because I have nothing other than micros, it's just that I have much better equipment for imaging through the microscope than I do for imaging larger specimens!


Willemite 1b.JPG
 Description:
Unusually well-formed willemite crystal, of late-stage growth in a vug. Crystal group is 0.95 mm tall.
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 Description:
Unusual franklinite crystal with cube and tetrahexahedron {310} faces as well as the octahedron. Late stage growth in a vug. Crystal is 0.6 mm wide.
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SHAPE drawing of the franklinite crystal, showing the forms present.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 13:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Former collection of Marion Godshaw. This was a floater with crystals all the way around.


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Datolite
Prospect Park,
New Jersey
6.0cm x 3.7cm
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 13:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

According to Geary Murdock this piece was in the Ed McDole collection. Geary was from Idaho and was the person that brought out a lot of material from the Sawthooth Mtns in the 1980's. And I have had this in my collection since 1984.


DSCN0534.JPG
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Prehnite
New Street Quarry
Paterson, New Jersey
6.3cm x 3.7cm
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 13:45    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Former collection of W.F. Ferrier (1881) with his old label show the mineral is Calamine.


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Hemmorphite
Sterling Hill
Sussex Co., New Jersey
7.2cm x 5.4cm
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 13:52    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

RH-8 from the John Sinkankas collection. This was purchased at his home in San Diego back when he started to first sell off his collection. I grew up in San Diego, and had the fortune to see his collection in the whole many times.


DSCN0536.JPG
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Rhodonite
Franklin
Sussex Co., New Jersey
4.3cm x 5.0cm
crystals is 3.0cm x 2.4cm
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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2011 14:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Another micro, from the "trap rock" or basalt quarries of New Jersey. This epitactic association was described in:

Armbruster, T., E. Gnos, and R.P. Richards. 2002. Epitactic hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite, a second occurrence from a Triassic basalt near Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Schweizerische Mineralogische ünd Petrographische Mitteilungen 82: 25-32.



Hedenbergit_&_Babingtonite.jpg
 Description:
Hedenbergite (white) epitactic on babingtonite (black) with prehnite.
Sowerbutt Quarry, Prospect Park, New Jersey.

RPR specimen, main babingtonite crystal is 1.2 mm along front edge.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2011 17:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Hi Everybody,

I am surprised that we have not seen Pectolite yet. So I am going to submit my meagar specimen along with the ugliest Zincite, Franklinite, Willemite example ever seen.

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Here then is my Pectolite from Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey. The specimen is 1 1/2" x 1" (3.81 x 2.54 cm)
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Here's my combination piece of Zincite, Franklinite and Willemite from Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey. When I recieved this, many years ago it added three new minerals to my collection at a very reasonable price, obviously. the specimen is 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" (14.61 x 9.53 cm). It is in keeping with my aesthetically challenged type locality specimens. And, yes, it would make a good door stop, but it is not.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2011 09:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Wow! very, very, very nice piece this zincite Jim, by itself and by the matrix. Congratulations!
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PostPosted: May 24, 2012 03:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

A classic-classic for this State...


Willemite variety Troostite with Calcite - Franklin_Sussex County_New Jersey_USA.jpg
 Description:
Willemite (variety Troostite) with Calcite
Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Specimen size: 2 × 2 × 1.4 cm.
Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm.
Extremely intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Former collection of Thomas Moore
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Willemite variety Troostite with Calcite - Franklin_Sussex County_New Jersey_USA.jpg



Willemite variety Troostite with Calcite - Franklin_Sussex County_New Jersey_USA_rear.jpg
 Description:
Willemite (variety Troostite) with Calcite. Rear of the specimen.
Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Specimen size: 2 × 2 × 1.4 cm.
Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm.
Extremely intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Former collection of Thomas Moore
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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2012 21:11    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

A few minerals from my NJ collection


017.JPG
 Description:
Laumontite, calcite, quartz, chabazite
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
14 cm
part of a pocket I broke into this summer
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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2012 21:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Natrolite, Summer 2012


019.JPG
 Description:
Natrolite
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
6 cm.
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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2012 21:16    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

A pair of Apophyllite crystals from a pocket, Summer 2012


014.JPG
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Apophyllite-(KF), calcite
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
12 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2012 14:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Encouraged by Jordi to contribute, here are specimens from my New Jersey traprock collection:


BStellerite2.jpg
 Description:
Stellerite
Braen Quarry, Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
6.2 x 5.4 cm
A 3.3 cm stellerite sphere on a crystallized stellerite druse
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CRChalcopyrite1.jpg
 Description:
Chalcopyrite and calcite
Chimney Rock Quarry, Bridgewater, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
12.7 x 11.3 cm
One of many hundreds of specimens recovered from this quarry in 1991 by Al Bliss and Richard Mayer with management's permission.
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CRChalcopyrite1.jpg



LNSPrehnite4.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Lower New Street quarry, Paterson, New Jersey, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
12 x 8.8 cm
Prehnite epimorphs after anhydrite; a former U.S National Museum specimen
 Viewed:  27947 Time(s)

LNSPrehnite4.jpg



FChalcedony1.jpg
 Description:
Chalcedony
Weldon Quarry, Watchung, New Jersey, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
10.9 x 9 cm
Chalcedony lined vug removed from basalt
 Viewed:  27970 Time(s)

FChalcedony1.jpg



WPPrehnite3.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite and calcite
McBride Avenue and Browertown Road Pumping Station, Woodland Park, Passaic Couny, New Jersey, USA
12 x 10 cm
From an excavation in 1986 which produced countless numbers of specimens of prehnite after anhydrite with a look different from those of other nearby localities.
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UNSStilbite8.jpg
 Description:
Stilbite and quartz
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
9.8 x 7.8 cm
A 5.5 cm pinched bow tie on quartz
 Viewed:  27958 Time(s)

UNSStilbite8.jpg



UNSPrehnite3.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite and calcite
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
6.9 x 7 cm
Prehnite spheres to 1.8 cm on calcite
 Viewed:  27973 Time(s)

UNSPrehnite3.jpg



FPrehnite10.JPG
 Description:
Prehnite
Weldon Quarry, Watchung, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
12.5 x 11 cm
Prehnite epimorphs after glauberite from a find in 1987; former Herb Obodda Collection
 Viewed:  27968 Time(s)

FPrehnite10.JPG



MPectolite13.jpg
 Description:
Pectolite and datolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset Quarry, New Jersey, USA
8.8 x 7.3 cm
Likely the finest red pectolite from this locale with spheres to 2.3 cm
 Viewed:  27949 Time(s)

MPectolite13.jpg



UNSHeulandite2.jpg
 Description:
Heulandite and chabazite
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
10 x 8 cm
A 5.7 cm crab-shaped heulandite crystal on chabazite
 Viewed:  27952 Time(s)

UNSHeulandite2.jpg



MApophyllite8.jpg
 Description:
Apophyllite and pectolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, New Jersey, USA
8.2 x 6.9 cm
A 3.3 cm apophyllite crystal on peach colored pectolite
 Viewed:  27967 Time(s)

MApophyllite8.jpg



UNSCalcite2.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, heulandite and chabazite
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
9.3 x 9.1 cm
A 6.4 cm doubly terminated calcite on chabazite
 Viewed:  27962 Time(s)

UNSCalcite2.jpg



MApophyllite5.jpg
 Description:
Apophyllite and datolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
9.2 x 7.6 cm
Pink apophyllite rosettes to 3.8 cm on datolite with pyrite and calcite
 Viewed:  27971 Time(s)

MApophyllite5.jpg



MNatrolite3.jpg
 Description:
Natrolite and prehnite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset Sounty, New Jersey, USA
8.8 x 5 cm
Translucent natrolite crystals to 2.8 cm on prehnite
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2012 15:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Part two of specimens from my New Jersey traprock collection.


LHMagnetite1.JPG
 Description:
Magnetite and pyrite
Laurel Hill, Secaucus, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
8.8 x 5.7 cm
Lustrous magnetite crystals to 1.5 cm with pyrite
 Viewed:  27974 Time(s)

LHMagnetite1.JPG



PPAnalcime2.jpg
 Description:
Analcime and calcite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
9.3 x 5.9 cm
Analcime crystals to 3.1 cm with calcite
 Viewed:  27984 Time(s)

PPAnalcime2.jpg



LNSPrehnite5.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
9 x 8.7 cm
Knobby, botryoidal prehnite after anhydrite with a look similar to the best arsenian pyromorphite from Bunker Hill
 Viewed:  27921 Time(s)

LNSPrehnite5.jpg



UNSStilbite10.JPG
 Description:
Stilbite
Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
7.2 x 7 cm
Stilbite half bow tie with heulandite
 Viewed:  27935 Time(s)

UNSStilbite10.JPG



PPPrehnite10.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
9.8 x 8.7 cm
Radiating spray of prehnite epimorphs after anhydrite
 Viewed:  27920 Time(s)

PPPrehnite10.jpg



HMSCalcite3.JPG
 Description:
Calcite and stilbite
Trap Rock Industries Moores Station Quarry, Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
6.8 x 4 cm
Calcite crystals to 2.1 cm on stilbite
 Viewed:  27957 Time(s)

HMSCalcite3.JPG



MPectolite5.jpg
 Description:
Pectolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
9.5 x 6.8 cm
Pink pectolite epimorphs after anhydrite to 5.5 cm with attached micro prehnite spheres
 Viewed:  27950 Time(s)

MPectolite5.jpg



MSphalerite2.jpg
 Description:
Sphalerite and prehnite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
5 x 4.2 cm
A 1.3 cm flattened sphalerite crystal due to pseudomorphing after anhydrite
 Viewed:  27936 Time(s)

MSphalerite2.jpg



PPNatrolite2.jpg
 Description:
Mesolite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
4.8 x 4.4 cm
A 3.3 cm mesolite sphere on prehnite with calcite
 Viewed:  28015 Time(s)

PPNatrolite2.jpg



MPrehnite3.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
7 x 6 cm
A 2.7 cm prehnite sphere in a datolite vug
 Viewed:  27981 Time(s)

MPrehnite3.jpg



UNSPrehnite2.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
9 x 9 cm
A 6 cm prehnite epimorph after anhydrite centered among smaller epimorphs
 Viewed:  27908 Time(s)

UNSPrehnite2.jpg



UNSNatrolite1.jpg
 Description:
Natrolite and datolite
Upper New Street quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
8.8 x 7.5 cm
Natrolite sprays atop datolite
 Viewed:  27956 Time(s)

UNSNatrolite1.jpg



PPPectolite1.jpg
 Description:
Pectolite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
9 x 8 cm
Pectolite spheres to 1.4 cm on quartz with heulandite and blue babingtonite
 Viewed:  27965 Time(s)

PPPectolite1.jpg



PPPrehnite3.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite and calcite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
7.9 x 6.9 cm
Prehnite spheres to 1.7 cm with micro calcite crystals
 Viewed:  27917 Time(s)

PPPrehnite3.jpg



HMSPyrite1.jpg
 Description:
Pyrite
Trap Rock Industries Moores Station Quarry, Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
6.2 x 5.9 cm
A 2.5 cm pyrite crystal with chalcopyrite
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2012 16:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

Superb!

Thank you Frank
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2012 19:58    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New Jersey  

WOW!!! Great specimens and great photos.
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