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Fowler Quarry (Nichol Quarry; B. Nicoll Quarry; Nicoll Quarry; Nicol Quarry; Cellate Quarry), Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey, USAi
Regional Level Types
Fowler Quarry (Nichol Quarry; B. Nicoll Quarry; Nicoll Quarry; Nicol Quarry; Cellate Quarry)Quarry
Franklin Marble- not defined -
Franklin- not defined -
Franklin Mining DistrictMining District
Sussex CountyCounty
New JerseyState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 6' 21'' North , 74° 35' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Franklin4,855 (2017)2.0km
Ogdensburg2,286 (2017)2.7km
Hamburg3,155 (2017)5.4km
Sparta19,722 (2018)9.0km
Lake Mohawk9,916 (2017)11.3km


A limestone quarry in the Precambrian crystallized Franklin Marble. A locality within the Franklin District located to the West of Franklin Pond on the West side of Corkhill Road. An industrial plant, formerly owned by the Cellate Corp., occupies this quarry (no relationship to any quarrying operations). This locality is within the Franklin Mining District. Variant locality spellings that contain "h" are in error.

It might be good to remember occasionally that most of the early mineral collectors were naturalists. These naturalists certainly looked at the rocks and minerals, but they also looked at many other things, especially the plants. It should be noted that this quarry not only produced some good specimens of minerals typical of the Franklin marble, but also hosted (and perhaps still does) a great profusion of fringed gentians, (Gentianopsis crinita).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Palache(1935):6.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):5; Dunn(1995):4:529.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Palache, C. (1935): The Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 180, 135pp
Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Reference: Larsen, Bauer, and Berman (1928) Am. Min, v. 13, p. 349-353
Edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Van King; Palache, C. (1935): The Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 180, 135pp
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Van King
Fluoro-edenite ?
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Description: No data presented
Reference: Coffee, Robert (1970) Franklin #254 - Fluoredenite, Picking Table, volume 11, No. 2 - August 1970, pg. 4
Fluorophlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Habit: Columnar crystals
Colour: Brown
Fluorescence: Yellow
Description: Chemical analyses (Dunn, 1995) show that this mica in near end-member fluorophlogopite according to IMA nomenclature of 1999.
Reference: Dunn (1995)
Fluor-uvite (TL)
Formula: CaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Type Locality:
Habit: First and second order prisms and first and second order trigonal pyramids. Crystal usually equant to slight elongated on "c".
Colour: Full range of light to dark shades of green including olive green and brownish green through greenish brown.
Reference: Dunn, P. J., Appleman, D., Nelen, J., and Norberg, J. 1977, Uvite, a New (Old) Common Member of the Tourmaline Group and Its Implications for Collections, Mineralogical Record, v. 8, p. 100-108.
Graphite
Formula: C
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Dunn(1995):Pt2:163.
Norbergite
Formula: Mg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):102-103; Dunn(1995):Pt2:163 & Pt3:346.
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Van King
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Habit: Columnar crystals
Colour: Brown
Fluorescence: yellow
Description: Chemical analyses show that the "phlogopite" of the Franklin Marble is nearly edn-member fluorophlogopite by the IMA nomenclature of 1999. Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble associated with fluorite, graphite, etc.
Reference: Dunn(1995):Pt2:163; Palache(1935):116; Rocks & Min.:62:119.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):30.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Dunn(1995):Pt2:163.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Dunn(1995):Pt2:163.
'Uvite Series'
Formula: Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble. This locality produced some of the finest classic green and brown Franklin fluor-uvite crystals. Originally simply called "uvite", before changes in tourmaline nomenclature
Reference: Palache(1935):112; Dunn(1995):Pt2:163.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Chondrodite9.AF.45(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Edenite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Fluor-uvite (TL)9.CK.05CaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Fluoro-edenite ?9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Fluorophlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Norbergite9.AF.40Mg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Pargasite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Phlogopite ?9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Uvite Series' ?9..Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chondrodite52.3.2b.2(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Norbergite52.3.2a.1Mg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Fluor-uvite (TL)61.3.1.3CaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
'Uvite Series' ?61.3.1.3Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Edenite66.1.3a.10{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Pargasite66.1.3a.12{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite ?71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Fluoro-edenite ?-{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Fluorophlogopite-KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
H FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
H Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
O FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
O Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
F FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
F NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Na Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Na Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Mg FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Mg NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Mg Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Mg Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Al FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Si FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Si Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
KPotassium
K FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS

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Palache, Charles (1935), USGS Professional Paper 180.
Dunn, P. J., Appleman, D., Nelen, J., and Norberg, J. (1977), Uvite, a New (Old) Common Member of the Tourmaline Group and Its Implications for Collections, Mineralogical Record: 8: 100-108.
Rocks & Minerals (1987): 62: 119.
Dunn, P. J. (1995): Part 2: 163.

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