Castle Point, Hoboken, Hudson Co., New Jersey, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 44' 42'' North , 74° 1' 24'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.74500,-74.02333|
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For more on the serpentinite of the New York City / Hoboken area see the Mindat page for "Staten Island (Richmond Co.), New York City, New York, USA"
Mindat ArticlesThe Minerals of Castle Point, Hoboken, NJ (Darton 1882) by Daniel Russell
8 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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|Cambrian - Neoproterozoic|
485.4 - 1000 Ma
Description: Light-yellowish-green to dark-green, fine-grained, massive serpentinite containing locally abundant magnetite where fresh. Contains a variety of serpentine minerals and alteration products where sheared or weathered. Exposed only along the Hudson waterfront in Hoboken but present elsewhere in boring logs.
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. 
Darton, Nelson Horatio (1882) The Mineralogical Localities in and around New York City, and The Minerals Occurring therein. Scientific American Supplement, New York, August 5, 1882: XIV, No. 344.
Chester, Albert H. (1901) New Jersey State Geologist Annual Report for the year 1900. Trenton, New Jersey: 186-188.
Manchester, J.G. (1931), The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin, Vol. 3: 30.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 186, 190, 273.
Dana 8: 1419.