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Watchung, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USAi
Regional Level Types
Watchung- not defined -
Somerset Co.County
New JerseyState
USACountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 38' 16'' North , 74° 27' 3'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Watchung5,916 (2017)0.0km
North Plainfield22,140 (2017)2.2km
Plainfield51,217 (2017)3.7km
Berkeley Heights14,179 (2017)5.1km
Scotch Plains23,584 (2017)5.5km


NOTE: The geographic coordinates presented are taken from the Chatham topo map. The USGS GNIS database presents 2 sets of coordinates for this place.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin, 3:87.; American Mineralogist (1929) 14: 309-311
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Description: Occurs in fractures and cavities in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
'Apophyllite'
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Description: Occurs in fractures in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin, 3:87.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Description: Occurs in fractures and cavities in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin, 3:87.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin, 3:87.
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Occurs in fractures and cavities in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Description: Occurs in fractures and cavities in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Rocks & Min.:62:150-159.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Habit: modified cubic
Colour: silver
Description: Specimens are micro in size, usually on prehnite
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
'Gmelinite'
Description: Occurs in fractures and cavities in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: Occurs in fractures and cavities in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin, 3:87.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
'Pumpellyite'
Description: Occurs in fractures and cavities in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin, 3:87.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Manchester, J.G. (1931) The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin, 3:87.
Quartz var: Carnelian
Reference: Ransom, Jay Ellis (1974) Gems and Minerals of America pg.424
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ransom, Jay Ellis (1974) Gems and Minerals of America pg.424
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Ransom, Jay Ellis (1974) Gems and Minerals of America pg.424
Quartz var: Sardonyx
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ransom, Jay Ellis (1974) Gems and Minerals of America pg.424
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Description: Occurs in fractures and cavities in Watchung basalt.
Reference: Cummings, W. (1987) Mineralization at the Fanwood and Summit Quarries, New Jersey. Rocks & Minerals, 62:155.
'Stilbite subgroup'

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Carnelian4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Citrine4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Sardonyx4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Gmelinite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Pumpellyite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
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=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Gmelinite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Pumpellyite'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Carnelian-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Citrine-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
var: Sardonyx-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Sardonyx)SiO2
FFluorine
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
AlAluminium
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Sardonyx)SiO2
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcociteCu2S
KPotassium
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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