Braens Quarry, Hawthorne, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 57' 15'' North , 74° 10' 17'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.9541666667, -74.1713888889|
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.
9 valid minerals.
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Mason, B. (1960) Trap Rock Minerals of New Jersey.