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Calcite from
Lime Crest Quarry (Lime Crest-Southdown Quarry; Limecrest Quarry), Franklin Marble, Sparta Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Calcite
Formula:CaCO3
Comments:Extremely coarse-grained cleavable masses of white to pale gray calcite make up most of the formation. Secondary calcite crystals in small dissolution cavities can reach 1 cm associated with quartz, pyrite, hematite, dolomite.
Habit:anhedral cleavable masses, rare hexagonal prisms with rhomb terminations
Colour:white to pale grey
Luminescent properties:magenta to pink (MW)
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978):9.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Graphite22 photos of Calcite associated with Graphite at this locality.
Norbergite19 photos of Calcite associated with Norbergite at this locality.
Spinel17 photos of Calcite associated with Spinel at this locality.
Quartz8 photos of Calcite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Baryte6 photos of Calcite associated with Baryte at this locality.
Pyrite6 photos of Calcite associated with Pyrite at this locality.
Phlogopite4 photos of Calcite associated with Phlogopite at this locality.
Chondrodite4 photos of Calcite associated with Chondrodite at this locality.
Scapolite4 photos of Calcite associated with Scapolite at this locality.
Fluorite4 photos of Calcite associated with Fluorite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Lime Crest Quarry (Lime Crest-Southdown Quarry; Limecrest Quarry), Franklin Marble, Sparta Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
5.6km (3.5 miles) A O'Donnel and Mc Maniman's Quarry, Newton, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
5.7km (3.5 miles) B Longcore Mine (Longcove Mine), Clearwater, Andover Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
5.9km (3.7 miles) C Tar Hill Mine, Andover Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
6.0km (3.7 miles) D Newton, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
6.8km (4.2 miles) E Sulphur Hill Mine (Sulfur Hill Mine), Andover Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
7.1km (4.4 miles) F Fill Quarry, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
7.1km (4.4 miles) G Passaic pit (Marshall Mine; Passaic Mine), Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
7.1km (4.4 miles) H Andover Iron Mine, Andover Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
7.2km (4.5 miles) I Whispering Woods Lane, Franklin Marble, Sterling Hill, Sparta, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
7.3km (4.5 miles) J Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
8.1km (5.0 miles) K Franklin Quarry (Braens Quarry; Moses Bigelow Quarry; Farber Quarry), Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
9.3km (5.8 miles) L Gooseberry Mine, Balls Hill Iron Mines, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
9.4km (5.8 miles) M Edison Mine, Sparta Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
9.6km (5.9 miles) N Fowler Quarry (Nichol Quarry; B. Nicoll Quarry; Nicoll Quarry; Nicol Quarry; Cellate Quarry), Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
9.6km (6.0 miles) O Canfield Mica locality, Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
9.7km (6.0 miles) P Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
9.7km (6.1 miles) Q Roseville Mine, Roseville, Byram Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
9.8km (6.1 miles) R Furnace Quarry, Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
10.2km (6.3 miles) S Buckwheat dump mineral collecting site, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
10.2km (6.4 miles) T Franklin Iron Company Quarry (Pistol Range Quarry; Rifle Range Quarry), Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
10.4km (6.5 miles) U Taylor Road dumps, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
10.4km (6.5 miles) V Buckwheat pit (Southwest opening; Buckwheat Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
10.5km (6.5 miles) W Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
10.6km (6.6 miles) X Trotter Mine (Lehigh Mine; Trotter Shaft; Trotter Dump), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
10.6km (6.6 miles) Y Munson Marble Quarry, Franklin Borough, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
10.8km (6.7 miles) Z Hamburg Mine (Hamburg Road Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
11.1km (6.9 miles) 0 Parker Shaft (Parker Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
11.1km (6.9 miles) 1 Mill site dump, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
11.2km (6.9 miles) 2 Cross-Fault Quarry, Franklin Borough, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
12.8km (7.9 miles) 3 Wallkill Valley Aggregates, Hardyston Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
13.0km (8.1 miles) 4 Hurdtown Apatite Mine, Hurdtown, Jefferson Township, Morris Co., New Jersey, USA
13.3km (8.3 miles) 5 Byram Crushed Stone Quarry (Tilcon Byram Quarry), Byram Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
14.8km (9.2 miles) 6 Windsor Quarry (Winsor Quarry), Rudeville, Hardyston Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
15.1km (9.4 miles) 7 Wantage Stone Quarry, Wantage Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
15.2km (9.4 miles) 8 Eastern Concrete Materials Inc. Quarry (Raia Quarry; Cofrancisco Quarry; Hamburg Quarry), Hamburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
15.3km (9.5 miles) 9 Hamburg Quarry, Rudeville, Hardyston Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
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