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Braens Quarry, Hawthorne, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
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Braens Quarry, Hawthorne, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA

Photo: EAS 2009
Latitude: 40°57'15"N
Longitude: 74°10'17"W
 
 
Quarry was excavated in the lower flow unit of the Orange Mountain (First Watchung) Basalt. The basalt was mined down to the top of the underlying Passaic Formation. The quarry has been closed for many years. The pit contained very few mineral bearing structures and, although in close proximity to the Prospect Park Quarry, was one of the dimmest stars on the constellation of mineral specimen producing NJ trap rock quarries.

Presently, the deepest part of the pit is a small pond. The rest of the property is, like much of the rest of New Jersey, built over with houses.

Mineral List

Calcite
Datolite
Goethite
Gypsum
Hematite
'Heulandite'
Prehnite
Quartz
Quartz
var: Agate

var: Amethyst
Stellerite
'Stilbite'
Thaumasite
'Wad'


14 entries listed. 9 valid minerals.

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References

Mason, B. (1960) Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey.

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