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Trap Rock Industries Moores Station Quarry (Delaware River Quarry and Construction Co. Quarry), Moore, Hopewell Township, Mercer Co., New Jersey, USAi
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Trap Rock Industries Moores Station Quarry (Delaware River Quarry and Construction Co. Quarry)Quarry
Moore- not defined -
Hopewell TownshipTownship
Mercer Co.County
New JerseyState

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 19' 26'' North , 74° 54' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
Lambertville3,833 (2017)5.4km
New Hope2,510 (2017)5.7km
Newtown Grant3,620 (2017)8.0km
Pennington2,598 (2017)10.1km
Yardley2,441 (2017)10.2km

A traprock quarry.

This is a large quarry located at the northwest end of Baldpate Mountain, adjacent to Rt. 29 and Pleasant Valley Road. It is very near the Delaware River. The quarry was abandoned in 1932, the same year the nearby Delaware and Raritan Canal went out of business, and lay dormant for 50 years. It was reactivated by Trap Rock Industries in 1982 and called the "Moores Station Quarry". There is confusion between this locality and another "Moores Station" locality approximately 3.7 airline miles to the northeast. This place is called "Moores" on a topographic map of the "Vicinity of Flemington", published in 1887. The quarry is not noted on this map. The current USGS topographic map calles it "Moore" but the road map issued by Hagstrom calls it Moores Station as does TRI, the quarry company.

This quarry is cut by splays from the Hopewell Fault. Some of the common members of the prehnite - zeolite mineral assemblage, typical of the New jersey trap rocks are present although significant collecting has not been possible in the large scale, industrial atmosphere that prevails at this site.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Reference: Baskin, Plotkin, Geiges, Stanchich collections
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Specimens in the Stanchich, Plotkin & Geiges collections
Reference: Specimens in the Stanchich, Plotkin & Geiges collections
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Baskin, Plotkin, Geiges, Stanchich collections
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Baskin, Plotkin, Geiges, Stanchich collections
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Specimens in the Stanchich, Plotkin & Geiges collections
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Baskin, Plotkin, Geiges, Stanchich collections
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Baskin, Plotkin, Geiges, Stanchich collections
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Specimens in the Stanchich, Plotkin & Geiges collections
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Specimens in the Stanchich, Plotkin & Geiges collections
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Baskin, Plotkin, Geiges, Stanchich collections
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Specimens in the Stanchich, Plotkin & Geiges collections

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 9 - Silicates
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Zn SphaleriteZnS

Regional Geology

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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145 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 2998861

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Description: Concordant to discordant, predominantly sheet-like intrusions of medium- to fine-grained diabase and dikes of fine-grained diabase; dark-greenish-gray to black; subophitic texture. Dense, hard, sparsely fractured rock composed mostly of plagioclase (An50-70), clinopyroxene (mostly augite), and magnetite-ilmenite. Orthopyroxene (En75-80) is locally abundant in the lower part of the sheets. Accessory minerals include apatite, quartz, alkali feldspar, hornblende, sphene, zircon, and rare olivine. Diabase in the map area was derived primarily from high-titanium, quartz-tholeiite magma. Sedimentary rocks within about 300 m (984 ft) above and 200 m (656 ft) below major diabase sheets are thermally metamorphosed. Red mudstone is typically altered to indurated, bluish-gray hornfels with clots or crystals of tourmaline or cordierite. Gray argillitic siltstone is typically altered to brittle, black, very fine grained hornfels. Sills are 365 to 400 m (1,197-1,312 ft) thick. Dikes range in thickness from 3 to 10 m (10-33 ft) and are many kilometers long.

Comments: Original map source: Dalton, R.F., Herman, G.C., Monteverde, D.H., Pristas, R.S., Sugarman, P.J., and Volkert, R.A., 1999, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bedrock Geology and Topographic Base Maps of New Jersey: New Jersey Geological Survey CD Series CD 00

Lithology: Major:{plutonic}

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. [133]

201.3 - 251.902 Ma

ID: 3186144
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Comments: Newark Graben System; Newark-Gettysburg Basin

Lithology: Shale,conglomerate,quartz-feldspar sandstone,siltstone,limestone

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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Johnson, M.E. (compiler) (1928) The Mineral Industry of New Jersey for 1926, Geological Series Bulletin 31. Department of Conservation and Development State of New Jersey, 30 pages at p.9.

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