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Beemerville main nepheline-syenite mass, Libertyville, Wantage Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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A nepheline-syenite mass comprised of dikes and sills plus a laccolith (?) in Martinsburg Shale. Located about 2 miles NNW of Beemersville on the SE flank of Kittatinny Mountain. This is a significant igneous body which has yet to be exploited for any purpose except specimen collecting on the outcrop.

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References

New Jersey State Geologist Annual Report (1896): 92-94.

Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, Bulletin No. 5, Part 1: 53-54.

Manchester, J. G. (1931), The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineral Club Bulletin: 3(1): 65.

Wilkerson, A.S. (1946), Nepheline Syenite from Beemerville, Sussex County, New Jersey. American Mineralogist: 31: 284-287.

Eby, G. N. (2004), Petrology, geochronology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of the Beemerville alkaline complex, northern New Jersey. In Puffer, J. H. and Volkert, R. A. (eds.) Neoproterozoic, Paleozoic, and Mesozoic Intrusive Rocks of Northern New Jersey and Southeastern New York. Twenty-First Annual Meeting Geological Association of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ, pp. 52-68.

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