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Schuyler Copper Mine (Schuyler Mine; Arlington Mine), North Arlington, Bergen Co., New Jersey, USA
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Latitude: 40°47'18"N
Longitude: 74°8'1"W
Located under a residential area of North Arlington. Claimed to be the oldest mine in the USA, opened in 1715 (about 1719). Ore was packed in barrels and shipped to England for smelting due to restrictions on smelting in the colonies. Had the first steam engine, imported from England, used to pump a mine in North America. Reopened 1859 and ultimately closed 1865. Ore was in mineralized, unaltered, gray arkosic sandstone in red sandstone in the proximity of trap dikes (Palisades diabase). Ore contained 4.4 oz. silver per ton plus would yield a gold bead. Workings featured the Victoria shaft at 347 feet deep. Also had 2 inclines (220 feet & 80 feet).

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12 entries listed. 12 valid minerals.

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New Jersey State Geologist's Annual Report (1906): 140-142.

American Mineralogist (1929): 14: 309-311.

Manchester, J.G. (1931), The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin 3, No. 1: 34.

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