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Lake Valhalla Quarry (Gordon's Crystalline Limestone Quarry), Montville Township, Morris Co., New Jersey, USAi
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Lake Valhalla Quarry (Gordon's Crystalline Limestone Quarry)Quarry
Montville TownshipTownship
Morris Co.County
New JerseyState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 55' North , 74° 23' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Boonton8,441 (2017)2.5km
Mountain Lakes4,288 (2017)4.8km
Lincoln Park10,405 (2017)6.9km
Parsippany51,144 (2017)7.5km
Fairfield7,063 (2017)7.5km


Famous for its greenish yellow lizardite serpentine. A quarry with a pegmatite mass at the lower end.


See Mindat article on the quarry in the late 19th Century.

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Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Asbestos'
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Colour: Olive green, yellow-green.
Description: Occurs as green "royal" serpentine.
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
'Clinochrysotile'
Reference: Weber, J. and Greer, R., 1965, Dehydration of Serpentine, American Mineralogist, v 50,p 450-464.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: from the collection of A.Mathauser, acquired from Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin NJ
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
Ferro-hornblende
Formula: ◻Ca2(Fe2+4Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
Description: Occurs in crystals.
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Weber, J. and Greer, R., 1965, Dehydration of Serpentine, American Mineralogist, v 50,p 450-464.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: NJ State Geol. Ann. Rpt. (1886):108.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
'Mica Group'
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Darton, Nelson Horatio On The Mineralogical Localities In And Around New York City. Part IV Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XVI, No. 415. December 15, 1883
'Serpentine Subgroup var. Marmolite'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Weber, J. and Greer, R., 1965, Dehydration of Serpentine, American Mineralogist, v 50,p 450-464.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978): 15.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Clinochrysotile'9.ED.
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Ferro-hornblende9.DE.10◻Ca2(Fe2+4Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Mica Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'var. Marmolite'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Clinochrysotile'71.1.2d.1
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Ferro-hornblende-◻Ca2(Fe2+4Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
'Mica Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'var. Marmolite'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Ferro-hornblende◻Ca2(Fe42+Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Ferro-hornblende◻Ca2(Fe42+Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al Ferro-hornblende◻Ca2(Fe42+Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
Al Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Ferro-hornblende◻Ca2(Fe42+Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca Ferro-hornblende◻Ca2(Fe42+Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Ferro-hornblende◻Ca2(Fe42+Al)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine Subgroup var. MarmoliteD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

References

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New Jersey State Geologist's Annual Report (1886): 108.
Weber, J. and Greer, R. (1965), Dehydration of Serpentine, American Mineralogist: 50: 450-464.
Darton, Nelson Horatio (1883), On The Mineralogical Localities in and around New York City. Part IV, Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XVI, No. 415. (December 15, 1883).
Speiser, Robert (1978), A Quest for New Jersey Minerals: 15.

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