Chester Geology Trail

The Chester Geology Trail was developed by Dr. John H. Puffer, resident of Chester Township and Rutgers Professor.  Coming soon will be QR codes readable by smart phone on the trails, a Google map showing the locations of the geological points of interest, and other downloadable information.

Click here for a link to the dynamic map showing the Geology points of interest.

References

Drake, A.A, Volkert, R.A., Monteverde, D.H., Herman, G.C., Houghton, H.F., Parker, R.A., and Dalton, R.F., 1996, Bedrock Geologic Map of Northern New Jersey, Miscellaneos Investigations Series, U.S. Dept of the Interior, U.S., Geological Survey Scale 1:100,000 Map 1-2540-A.

Lowenthal, L. 1989, Chester’s Iron Heyday, Chester Historical Society, 71 pp. with map.

Puffer, J.H. and Gorring. M.L., 2005, The Edison magnetite deposits in the context of pre-, syn-, and post-orogenic metallogenesis in the Grenville Highlands of New Jersey, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 42, p. 1735-1748.

Puffer, J. H., 2001, Origin of five types of magnetite deposits in the New Jersey Highlands: in Slack, J. F., (editor), Proterozoic iron and zinc mines of the Adirondack Mountains and New Jersey Highlands: Society of Economic Geologists, Field Trip Guidebook Series, v. 35, pt.I., p. 103-110.

Puffer, J. H., l997, Genesis of the New Jersey Highlands magnetite deposits on the basis of geochemical and structural evidence, in Benimoff, A.I. and Puffer, J.H. (editors), The Economic Geology of Northern New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fourteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 71-96.

Puffer, J. H.; Panganamamula, R. V.; and Davin, M. T., 1993, Proterozoic iron deposits of the New Jersey Highlands: in Puffer, J. H., (editor) Geologic Traverse across the Precambrian Highlands of New Jersey: Geological Association of New Jersey, Ledgewood, New Jersey, p. 56-96.

Volkert,R. A., and Puffer, J. H., 2001, Road log for the Sulfur Hill and Andover iron mines, New Jersey: in Slack, J. F., (editor),  Proterozoic iron and zinc mines of the Adirondack Mountains and New Jersey Highlands: Society of Economic Geologists, Field Trip Guidebook Series, v. 35, pt.I., p.99-102.

Volkert, R. A., Markewicz, F. J., and Drake, A. A., 1990, Bedrock geologic map of the Chester Quadrangle, Morris County, New Jersey, Geologic Map Series 90-1, Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey.

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