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.

 

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The name card.

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1. Peat – Quaternary period – Susex County, Stillwater, N.J.

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2. Clay – Cretaceous period – Middlesex County, Woodbridge, N.J.

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3. Greensand – Tertiary period – Burlington County, Medford, N.J.

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4. Limesand – Tertiary Period, Burlington County, Vincetown, N.J.

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5. Glass sand – Tertiary period, Cumberland County, Millville, N.J.

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6. Limonite – Quaternary period – Burlington County, Atsion, N.J.

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7. Granite – Precambrian period – Sussex County, Glenwood, N.J.

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8. Diabase – Triassic period – Mercer County, Titusvile, N.J.

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9. Basalt – Triassic period – Sumerset County, Bound Brook, N.J.

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10. Argillite – Triassic period – Hunterdon County, Byram, N.J.

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11. Sandstone – Triassic period – Passaic County, Paterson, N.J.

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12. Limestone – Decvonian period – Sussex County, Montague, N.J.

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13.  Slate – Ordovician period – Sussex County, Mason, N.J.

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14. Quartzite – Sulurian period – Passaic County, Newfoundland, N.J.

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15. Marble – Precambrian period – Sussex County, Limecrest, N.J.

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Bunch of other rocks I collected as a child. I know essentially nothing about these.

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Close up of a few from the above picture.

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Quartz?

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New rocks, found while on a hike in Maryland.

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