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Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 55' North , 74° 10' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.91667,-74.16667
GeoHash:G#: dr72b29kz
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Noted for trap rock quarries which provided stone for construction purposes. See also "West Paterson." Historically, many Paterson specimens were mistakenly labeled "West Paterson", because the trolley stop used by collectors taking public transportation stopped at the conveniently located "West Paterson Station".





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Late Jurassic - Early Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2738773
Passaic Formation Conglomerate and Sandstone facies

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Passaic Formation

Description: Conglomeratic sandstone (JTrpsc) is brownish-red pebble conglomerate, medium- to coarse-grained, feldspathic sandstone and micaceous siltstone; unit is planar to low-angle trough cross laminated, burrowed, and contains local pebble layers. Unit forms upward-fining sequences 0.5 to 2.5 m (1.6-8 ft) thick. Conglomeratic sandstone thickness exceeds 800 m (2,625 ft).

Comments: Newark Supergroup, Brunswick Group (Lyttle and Epstein, 1987). The Passaic Formation unit description on the map encompasses multiple units (JTRp, JTRpms, JTRps, JTRpsc, JTRpcq, JTRpcl, and TRpg). The Passaic Formation was split into individual units according to the digital map and the appropriate descriptions were used for each. Names for units are from digital map.

Lithology: Major:{conglomerate sandstone}, Minor:{sandstone,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 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 3186144
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Comments: Newark Graben System; Newark-Gettysburg Basin

Lithology: Shale,conglomerate,quartz-feldspar sandstone,siltstone,limestone

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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References

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Darton, Nelson Horatio (1882) The Mineralogical Localities In And Scientific American (1882), Around New York City, And The Minerals Occurring Therein. Scientific American Supplement Vol. XIV, No. 344. New York, August 5, 1882.
Peters, T.A.; Peters, J.J. & Weber, J. (1978), Famous Mineral localities: Paterson, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record 9: 26, 157-166 + 171-179.

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