Iron Mines and Mining in New Jersey

Iron Mines and Mining in New Jersey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...The one here referred to was on the east side of Pochuck Mountain, in Vernon Township, Sussex County. The other Copperas mine was in Rockaway Township, Morris County (see page 374), and the other Green's mine on Wawayanda Mountain in Vernon (page 31o). The present mine was about 1.5 miles north of McAfee on the east slope of Pochuck Mountain, near Decker Pond. It was opened early in the 19th century, and was abandoned about 1816. The ore was mainly pyrite or a magnetite very rich in the sulphide. It was originally worked for the purpose of obtaining material to be used in the manufacture of copperas. References: N. J. 1855, p. 146; 1868, p. 660; 1873, p. 88; 1879, p. 89. (55) The Bird Mine. There have been several mines described by the name of Bird mine in the literature of New Jersey mines. One was a limonite mine, near Clinton, in Hunterdon County, and the other was a magnetite mine in Vernon Township, Sussex County, on the west side of Pochuck Mountain, about 4 miles north of the Copperas mine. The latter has not been worked since before 1868, and nothing is known about the quantity or quality of its ore. References: N. J. 1868, p. 660; 1873, p. 88; 1879, p. 89. MINES IN THE CAT SWAMP MOUNTAIN BELT. The Cat Swamp Mountain belt of mines includes a number of independent explorations and mines situated along a line extending from the Pequest mine, near Pequest Furnace, to Allamuchy Pond, where it joins the Oxford belt. None of the openings upon it have proven of any great value, though the Pequest mine p1oduced during its life a large quantity of lean ore. The northeasternmost openings on the line were those known as Haggerty's explorations, which have already been described. The others are taken up in the order of their locations from southwest...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613678
  • 9781236613677