New Jersey Rock Collection
I was fortunate enough to have a scientist great uncle when I was a child and I am sure that he is at least partially responsible for my interest in science. After one visit to his workshop and his teaching me about rocks I was sent home with a new collection, a set of rocks collected throughout New Jersey. The set sat around for years and while I added to my overall rock collection over time the cardboard box holding my uncles rock collection slowly deteriorated. I am going to be building/procuring a new wooden display case for the set in the future but I thought I would take some time and photograph everything and toss it up on the website.
The entire set on top of the name card for the collection.
The name card.
1. Peat – Quaternary period – Susex County, Stillwater, N.J.
2. Clay – Cretaceous period – Middlesex County, Woodbridge, N.J.
3. Greensand – Tertiary period – Burlington County, Medford, N.J.
4. Limesand – Tertiary Period, Burlington County, Vincetown, N.J.
5. Glass sand – Tertiary period, Cumberland County, Millville, N.J.
6. Limonite – Quaternary period – Burlington County, Atsion, N.J.
7. Granite – Precambrian period – Sussex County, Glenwood, N.J.
8. Diabase – Triassic period – Mercer County, Titusvile, N.J.
9. Basalt – Triassic period – Sumerset County, Bound Brook, N.J.
10. Argillite – Triassic period – Hunterdon County, Byram, N.J.
11. Sandstone – Triassic period – Passaic County, Paterson, N.J.
12. Limestone – Decvonian period – Sussex County, Montague, N.J.
13. Slate – Ordovician period – Sussex County, Mason, N.J.
14. Quartzite – Sulurian period – Passaic County, Newfoundland, N.J.
15. Marble – Precambrian period – Sussex County, Limecrest, N.J.
Bunch of other rocks I collected as a child. I know essentially nothing about these.
Close up of a few from the above picture.
New rocks, found while on a hike in Maryland.