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Braens Quarry, Hawthorne, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USAi
Regional Level Types
Braens QuarryQuarry
Hawthorne- not defined -
Passaic Co.County
New JerseyState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 57' 15'' North , 74° 10' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.95417,-74.17139
GeoHash:G#: dr72bpqp3
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
North Haledon8,548 (2017)1.2km
Hawthorne19,074 (2017)1.6km
Prospect Park5,953 (2017)1.9km
Haledon8,451 (2017)2.4km
Glen Rock11,999 (2017)3.4km


Quarry was excavated in the lower flow unit of the Orange Mountain (First Watchung) Basalt. The basalt was mined down to the top of the underlying Passaic Formation. The quarry has been closed for many years. The pit contained very few mineral bearing structures and, although in close proximity to the Prospect Park Quarry, was one of the dimmest stars on the constellation of mineral specimen producing NJ trap rock quarries.

Presently, the deepest part of the pit is a small pond. The rest of the property is, like much of the rest of New Jersey, built over with houses.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Bradley D. Plotkin collection;
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bradley D. Plotkin collection
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Bradley D. Plotkin collection
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: Bradley D. Plotkin collection
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey
Thaumasite
Formula: Ca3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Reference: Bradley D. Plotkin collection
'Wad'
Reference: Mason, B., 1960, Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Thaumasite7.DG.15Ca3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Hydrated Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Thaumasite32.4.4.4Ca3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
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
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
AlAluminium
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Early Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2821781
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

Lithology: Major:{basalt}, Minor:{siltstone}

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 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3187774
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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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Mason, B. (1960) Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey.


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