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Bridgewater Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USAi
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40° 35' 36'' North , 74° 36' 27'' West
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NOTE: The geographic coordinates presented are taken from the Bound Brook topo map. The USGS GNIS database presents 4 sets of coordinates for this township.

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28 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: Occurs in cavities and fractures in Watchung basalt.
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals (1978), Speiser, R.:14.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Description: Large, white analcime crystals were abundant in the fracture pocket that produced the famous natrolite crystals in 1972 and '78. Some of these were larger than golf balls.
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 67. Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 24:27-29.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Description: Not rare as very small scale felt-like material associated with copper and chalcocite. Two good specimens from one pocket, with much larger xles, on copper, found in 1988.
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) Minerals of New York City and its Environs. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 3:67. Warren Cummings, personel communication, 2008
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Description: Occurs in cavities and fractures in Watchung basalt.
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals (1978), Speiser, R.:14.; American Mineralogist (1929) 14: 309-311
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Feldspar Group'
Colour: Green.
Reference: The Minerals of NYC & Its Environs, NY Min. Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 35.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bradley D. Plotkin collection
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) Minerals of New York City and its Environs. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 3:67
'Heulandite subgroup'
Description: Occurs in cavities and fractures in Watchung basalt.
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals (1978), Speiser, R.:14.; Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: The Minerals of NYC & Its Environs, NY Min. Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 35.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) Minerals of New York City and its Environs. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 3:67
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Habit: orthorhombic
Colour: clear, white
Description: Large, somewhat rough crystals were described by Sinkankas (1961). In 1972 a cavity was opened that contained mostly single crystals as "floaters" in a breccia. This material is described by Sassen (1978). Sassen calls the hosting structure "pipe-like" and due to a "steam explosion". Later exposures confirmed that the structure did not result from steam but was an exceptional tentional opening in a fracture. The lower extention of the structure was mined out in 1978 and a furthur quantity of specimans were recovered.
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31.
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Description: Occurs in cavities and fractures in Watchung basalt.
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals (1978), Speiser, R.:14.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: The Minerals of NYC & Its Environs, NY Min. Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 35.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Agate
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Jasper
Colour: Red.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 24:27-29.
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sassen, R. (1978) Natrolite and Associated Secondary Minerals at the Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record, 9:25-31
Silver
Formula: Ag
'Stilbite subgroup'
Description: Occurs in cavities and fractures in Watchung basalt.
Reference: A Quest for New Jersey Minerals (1978), Speiser, R.:14.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Van King
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: The Minerals of NYC & Its Environs, NY Min. Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 35.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(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 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
'Feldspar Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O TenoriteCuO
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
NaSodium
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
AlAluminium
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
SiSilicon
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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