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Ueberroth Mine, Friedensville, Saucon Valley, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA

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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.

Mineral List


17 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This 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 data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Cambrian-Ordovician443.8 - 541 MaCambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks

Ordovician - Cambrian443.8 - 541 MaCambrian-Ordovician sedimentary

Sedimentary

Cambrian485.4 - 541 MaAllentown Formation

Major:: {dolomite},Minor:: {limestone},Incidental:: {chert, siltstone}

Allentown Formation - 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.


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.



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References

Rocks & Minerals: 6: 26.

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.

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