Great Notch Corp. Quarry, Great Notch, Little Falls Township, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
The Great Notch Corp. Quarry is located approximately 2000 feet northwest of the Houdaille quarry in Little Falls Township, New Jersey. This quarry ceased operation at the beginning of the 1970’s. As I recall closure was due to a family dispute among the owners. Later the site was occupied by Franklin Contracting, a construction firm, as an equipment storage yard.
Photo: 2009 David S. Bernstein
This quarry was certainly one of the fainter stars among the constellation of specimen producing quarries in the Orange Mountain (First Watchung) basalt. Prior to 1970 it apparently did produce a small amount of material typical of the region. The Great Notch Quarry is notable only because it is the type locality of canaphite. This mineral, described by Peacor, et al (1985) was attributed to “Haledon, NJ” with noted uncertainties. Steriss, et al (1987) indicated that the mineral actually originated from the Great Notch quarry. According to their note Steriss was the original collector.
The quarry exposes the lower part of the Orange Mountain (First Watchung) basalt.
| Canaphite (TL)|| Quartz|| 'Stilbite'|
3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).
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Locality Updated: Wheal Coates, St Agnes, St Agnes District, Cornwall, England, UKFrom David Ifold, 19th Jun 2013 22:44:10