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Washington Mine, Oxford Furnace, Oxford, Warren Co., New Jersey, USAi
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Washington MineMine
Oxford Furnace- not defined -
Oxford- not defined -
Warren Co.County
New JerseyState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 48' North , 74° 59' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.80000,-74.98333
GeoHash:G#: dr68jeqv1
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oxford1,090 (2017)0.6km
Buttzville146 (2017)4.1km
Brass Castle1,555 (2017)4.6km
Washington6,498 (2017)4.6km
Port Colden122 (2017)4.8km


Ref.: The Iron Mines of New Jersey (1910), Bayley: 243-244; NJ State Geol. Annual Rpts.: (1868): 637-640; (1879): 74 & 96-98; (1883): 133; (1884): 101; (1885): 106; (1890): 55-56; (1891): 238; (1896): 322-323; (1900): 204; (1901): 136; (1902): 117-118; (1903): 99; (1904): 299; (1905): 317; (1906): 175-176. An iron mine in magnetite ore located just South of Oxford Furnace in present day Oxford Borough. Oxford group of mines. Started 1854 and reopened 1879-1885, 1885-1895 and 1900. Workings were 663 feet long, 18 feet wide and 100 feet deep.

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ferro-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Ferro-hornblende9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Ferro-hornblende-☐{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
AlAluminium
Al Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

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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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2915976
Hornblende Syenite

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Byram Intrusive Suite

Description: Tan- to buff-weathering, pinkish-gray or greenish-gray, medium- to coarse-grained, gneissoid syenite and lesser amounts of quartz syenite containing microcline microperthite, oligoclase, quartz, and hornblende. Some phases are monzonite or monzodiorite.

Comments: Byram Intrusive Suite (Middle Proterozoic) (Drake, 1984) 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:{syenite}, Minor:{quartz syenite}, Incidental:{monzonite, monzodiorite}

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3188605
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Paragneiss; paragneiss

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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