McBride Avenue & Browertown Road pumping station, Woodland Park (West Paterson), Passaic Co., New Jersey, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|McBride Avenue & Browertown Road pumping station||- not defined -|
|Woodland Park (West Paterson)||Park|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 53' 37'' North , 74° 12' 6'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.89361,-74.20167|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
In late 1986 blasting occurred in the Orange Mountain Basalt adjacent to this intersection. A 30 foot deep trench was excavated for the construction of a sewerage pumping station. A 18 foot long tube with two 6 foot long offshoots was discovered towards the bottom half of this hole. The tube was lined with prehnite fingers after anhydrite up to 2 inches long, associated with calcite. Many hundreds of specimens were removed from this location over a three month period.
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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Detailed Mineral List:
Reference: Specimens from Frank Imbriacco III pictured on Mindat.
| ⓘ Chalcopyrite|
Colour: golden, black
Description: Crystals are no larger than 1 cm and are typically coated due to weathering.
Reference: Chalcopyrite is seen as the dark area towards the right bottom third on Frank Imbriaccco's prehnite specimen, Mindat photo 183955.
| ⓘ Laumontite|
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Laumontite is located on the rear of a Frank Imbriacco III pictured prehnite on Mindat.
| ⓘ 'Phillipsite'|
Reference: Micro crystals on Frank Imbriacco III prehnite specimens
Reference: Frank Imbriacco III specimens on Mindat.
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts|
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
|Group 9 - Silicates|
|ⓘ||Laumontite||9.GB.10||CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O|
|Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 2 - SULFIDES|
|AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1|
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
|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|
|ⓘ||Laumontite||220.127.116.11||CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O|
|Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|H||ⓘ Laumontite||CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O|
|O||ⓘ Laumontite||CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O|
|Al||ⓘ Laumontite||CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O|
|Si||ⓘ Laumontite||CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O|
|Ca||ⓘ Laumontite||CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O|
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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174.1 - 201.3 Ma
|Orange Mountain Basalt|
Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Orange Mountain Basalt
Description: (Olsen, 1980) - Dark-greenish-gray to greenish-black basalt composed mostly of calcic plagioclase (typically An65) and clinopyroxene (augite and pigeonite); crystals are generally less than 1 mm (0.04 in) long. Consists of three major flows. The flows are separated in places by a weathered zone or by a thin, up to 3-m- (10-ft-) thick bed of red siltstone (not shown on map) or volcaniclastic rock. Lowest flow is generally massive and has widely spaced curvilinear joints; columnar joints in lowest flow become more common toward the northeast. Middle flow is massive or has columnar jointing. Lower part of the uppermost flow has pillow structures; upper part has pahoehoe flow structures. Tops and bottoms of flow layers are vesicular. Maximum thickness is about 182 m (597 ft).
Comments: Newark Supergroup, Brunswick Group (Lyttle and Epstein, 1987). 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
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. 
201.3 - 251.902 Ma
|Mesozoic intrusive rocks|
Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)
Comments: Newark Graben System; Newark-Delaware Basin
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.