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Gooseberry Mine, Balls Hill Iron Mines, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USAi
Regional Level Types
Gooseberry MineMine
Balls Hill Iron MinesGroup of Mines
Franklin- not defined -
Franklin mining districtMining District
Sussex Co.County
New JerseyState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 6' 25'' North , 74° 35' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.10722,-74.59556
GeoHash:G#: dr6cye34v
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Franklin4,855 (2017)2.1km
Ogdensburg2,286 (2017)2.8km
Hamburg3,155 (2017)5.4km
Sparta19,722 (2018)9.0km
Lake Mohawk9,916 (2017)11.3km


One of the more prominent, very old iron mines on Balls Hill, hosted in the Cork Hill Gneiss at the contact of the Precambrian Franklin marble (see Dunn, P.J. (1995) Pt1: 115 for a map). Closed by 1882. This locality is within the Franklin Mining District.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrain Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):71.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Description: Occurs associated with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss.
Reference: Dunn(1995):Pt3:360; Palache(1935):75(as "garnet").
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble. Palache (1935) describes this mineral as part of a mineral assemblage that almost certainly indicates its occurrence in a secondary vein.
Reference: Palache(1935):35.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Dan Weinrich
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble. Palache (1935) describes this mineral as part of a mineral assemblage that almost certainly indicates its occurrence in a secondary vein. This supposition is further supported by the occurrence of axinite-Fe or axinite-Mn in veins, accompanied by similar associated minerals, at 7 other localities along the northwest margin of the Reading Prong highlands.
Reference: Palache(1935):100.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Palache (1935) describes this mineral as part of a mineral assemblage that almost certainly indicates its occurrence in a secondary vein.
Reference: Palache, C. (1935)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Dunn(1995):Pt2:249.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Palache (1935) describes this mineral as part of a mineral assemblage that almost certainly indicates its occurrence in a secondary vein.
Reference: Palache, C. (1935)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Description: Occurs in a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):45.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):26.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Dunn(1995):Pt2:249.
'Pyroxene Group'
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):17.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Dunn(1995):Pt2:249.
'Scapolite'
Reference: Palache(1935):17.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Description: Occurs in conjunction with a magnetite orebody hosted in Cork Hill gneiss at its contact with Precambrian Franklin marble.
Reference: Palache(1935):17.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Axinite-(Fe)9.BD.20Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Axinite-(Fe)56.2.2.1Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
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=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
BBoron
B Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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: 2851639
Biotite-quartz-oligoclase gneiss

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Description: White- to light-gray-weathering, light- to medium-gray or greenish-gray, fine- to coarse-grained, massive to moderately well layered, foliated gneiss composed of oligoclase or andesine, quartz, biotite, and, locally, garnet. Commonly interlayered with amphibolite.

Comments: 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:{biotite gneiss}, Minor:{amphibolite}

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

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