Chabazite-Ca, Prehnite
Cabinet, 11.8 x 7.1 x 4.1 cm
Upper New Street Quarry (Burger's Quarry), Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
The quarry at Upper New Street is over 100 years old (it opened in 1893). During the mid 1980's to early 1990's, there was a lot of collecting that took place between the Upper New Street and Lower Street Quarries in an area that is affectionately referred to by some as "Middle New Street." The majority of the specimens from this area are still labeled as being found at Upper New Street even though they were not found in the quarry itself. This specimen consists of dozens of light pinkish color, lustrous Chabazite crystals associated with light green Datolite crystals and a very attractive whitish color "spray" of Natrolite on matrix. These pieces are no longer being quarried and are very good quality for the locality. A great display specimen from this significant New Jersey Trap Rock quarry.