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Franklin Iron Company Quarry (Pistol Range Quarry; Rifle Range Quarry), Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USAi
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Franklin Iron Company Quarry (Pistol Range Quarry; Rifle Range Quarry)Quarry
Franklin Marble- not defined -
Franklin- not defined -
Franklin mining districtMining District
Sussex Co.County
New JerseyState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 6' 43'' North , 74° 35' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.11194,-74.58667
GeoHash:G#: dr6cyspwk
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Franklin4,855 (2017)1.2km
Ogdensburg2,286 (2017)3.4km
Hamburg3,155 (2017)4.7km
Sparta19,722 (2018)9.7km
Vernon Center1,713 (2017)11.0km


A quarry in Precambrian Franklin Marble opposite the North side of the Franklin Pond on Buckwheat Road. This quarry provided limestone flux for the former Franklin Iron Co. iron furnace on the pond. This locality is within the Franklin Mining District. The complete list of mineral species occurring within this district, as well as the official boundaries of the district, can be found under the locality file for "Franklin Mining District."

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):34; Dunn(1995):Pt4:529; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Van King
Edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):121; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):17; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Fluorophlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: PJD (1995) analyses; and IMA CNMN Mica nomenclature committee
Fluor-uvite
Formula: Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Description: The material in Franklin Marble is fluorine-rich.
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: Palache(1935):17; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Norbergite
Formula: Mg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):30; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):17; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):17; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Description: Occurs in rocks associated with Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):120; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761.
'Uvite Series'
Formula: Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Description: Occurs in Precambrian Franklin marble. Dunn et al. (1977) showed the local material in marble is fluorine-rich.
Reference: Palache(1935):112; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761. 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.

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 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
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
Edenite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Fluor-uvite9.CK.05Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Fluorophlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Norbergite9.AF.40Mg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Phlogopite ?9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
'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 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
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
Norbergite52.3.2a.1Mg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Fluor-uvite61.3.1.3Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(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
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.
Fluorophlogopite-KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
H FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
O FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F FluoriteCaF2
F NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
F FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Mg Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Mg Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Mg FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Al FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Si FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(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 FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3188605
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Paragneiss; paragneiss

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2874051
Franklin Marble

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Franklin Marble

Description: White- to light-gray-weathering, white, grayish-white, or, less commonly pinkish-orange, coarse- to locally fine-crystalline calcite marble with accessory amounts of graphite, phlogopite, chondrodite, clinopyroxene, and serpentine. Contains pods and layers of clinopyroxene-garnet skarn, hornblende skarn, and clinopyroxene-rich rock. Thin layers of metaquartzite occur locally. Intruded by the Mount Eve Granite in the Pochuck Mountain area. Franklin Marble is host to the Franklin and Sterling Hill zinc ore bodies; exploited for talc and asbestiform minerals near Easton, Pennsylvania. Subdivided into an upper marble, "Wildcat marble," and a lower marble, "Franklin marble," by New Jersey Zinc Co. geologists (Hague and others, 1956).

Comments: Metasedimentary Rocks (Middle Proterozoic) Original map source: Dalton, R.F., Herman, G.C., Monteverde, D.H., Pristas, R.S., Sugarman, P.J., and Volkert, R.A., 1999, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bedrock Geology and Topographic Base Maps of New Jersey: New Jersey Geological Survey CD Series CD 00

Lithology: Major:{marble}, Minor:{skarn,quartzite}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Palache, Charles (1935), USGS Professional Paper 180.
Rocks & Minerals (1946): 21: 760-761.


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