Ueberroth Mine, Friedensville, Saucon Valley, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 33' North , 75° 24' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.55, -75.4|
A zinc mine started 1853 and closed 1876. Ultimate closure was 1893. Workings featured a 500 foot diameter pit. Later mined underground as the Friedensville Mine by the New Jersey Zinc Co.
17 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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485.4 - 541 Ma
Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Allentown Formation
Description: Medium- to medium-dark-gray, thick-bedded dolomite and impure limestone; dark-gray chert stringers and nodules; laminated; oolitic and stromatolitic; some orange-brown-weathering calcareous siltstone at base.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
Rocks & Minerals: 10: 33-36, 58.
Grant, R.W. (Jan, 1971), Pennsylvania Minerals (PM)(97), Keystone Newsletter.
Montgomery, A. (Aug, 1972) Pennsylvania Minerals (PM) (116), Keystone Newsletter.
Grant (Feb & Mar 1973) Pennsylvania Minerals (PM) (122 & 123), Keystone Newsletter.
Grant (Sep 1974) Pennsylvania Minerals (PM) (141), Keystone Newsletter.
Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Bibliography of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Society of PA, Inc.: 20.