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Franklin Quarry (Braens Quarry; Moses Bigelow Quarry; Farber Quarry), Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 5' 35'' North , 74° 36' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.0930555556, -74.6005555556
Other regions containing this locality:North America

An important quarry in the Franklin Marble and is also an important employer in the area. The quarry is now an essential source of crushed stone for road work and the general constructiuon industry. It is located off Cork Hill Road, in the southern portion of Franklin borough, near the Ogdensburg line and between the two zinc orebodies. In the final years of the Sterling Mine's operation, this quarry provided the fine marble aggregate used to backfill mined out areas in that mine. It now keeps its commonly used name as the Franklin Quarry. This locality is within the Franklin Mining District.

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39 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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