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New York - West Shore & Buffalo RR tunnel, Weehawken, Bergen Hill, Hudson Co., New Jersey, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 46' North , 74° 1' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.76667,-74.01667
GeoHash:G#: dr5rgtqen
Locality type:Tunnel
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


A railroad tunnel (1881) through the Bergen Hill comprised of Palisades Diabase.


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20 valid minerals.

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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Late Jurassic
145 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 2890274
Stockton Formation

Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Stockton Formation

Description: (Kmmel, 1897) - Light-gray, light-grayishbrown, yellowish- to pinkish-gray, or violet-gray to reddish-brown, medium- to coarse-grained arkosic sandstone and reddish- to purplish-brown mudstone, silty mudstone, argillaceous siltstone, and shale. Mudstone, siltstone and shale beds thicker and more numerous in central Newark basin west of Round Valley Reservoir. Sandstones mostly planar-bedded, with scoured bases containing pebble lags and mudstone rip-ups. Unit is coarser near Newark basin border fault, where poorly exposed, reddish-brown to pinkish-white, medium- to coarse-grained, feldspathic pebbly sandstone and conglomerate (Trss) and pebble to cobble quartzite conglomerate (Trscq). Maximum thickness of formation about 1,240 m (4,070 ft).

Comments: Newark Supergroup, Brunswick Group (Lyttle and Epstein, 1987). The Stockton Formation unit description on the map encompasses multiple units (TRs, TRss, and TRscq). The units were split into separate records and appropriate descriptions for each were used. Names for units is from digital map.

Lithology: Major:{siltstone mudstone}, Minor:{arkose,mudstone,siltstone,shale}, Incidental:{sandstone, conglomerate}

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]

Triassic
201.3 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 3187752
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Palisades Sill

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

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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References

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Manchester, J. G. (1931), The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineral Club Bulletin: 3(1).
Peters, Joseph J. (1984), Triassic Traprock Minerals of New Jersey, Rocks & Minerals (July-August): 59: 157-183.

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