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Roadside Geology of New Jersey

 
Learn about the Geology of New Jersey with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 345 pages that are packed with detailed information about New Jersey Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. David P. Harper, author.

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Roadside Geology of New Jersey - Table of Contents

Overview of New Jersey Geology

1
        Rocks and Sediments
3
        New Jersey's Geologic Provinces
8
    Proterozoic Eon: 2.5 Billion to 542 Million Years Ago
12
        Grenvillle Province and Ottawan Oregeny
13
        Rifting of Rodinia and the Iapetus Ocean
19
    Paleozoic Era: 542 to 251 Million Years Ago
21
        Carbonate Bank of Cambrian-Ordovician Time
22
        Taconic Orogeny and the Assembly of Pangea
23
        Acadian and Alleghanian Orogenies
26
    Mesozoic Era: 251 to 65 Million Years Ago
28
        Newark Rift Basin
28
        Atlantic Coastal Plain
31
    Cenozoic Era: 62 Million Years Ago to the Present
32
        Pleistocene Ice Ages
32
        Geology and Humans in New Jersey
40
        Oil in New Jersey?
42

The Newark Basin: Basalt, Sedimentary rocks and Glacial Lakes

46
    Flood Basalts
46
        Watchung Copper Mines
48
    Sedimentation in the Newark Basin
50
        Extinctions at the End of Triassic Time
54
        Brwonstone
56
    Wisconsinan Glaciation of the Newark Basin
58
        Glacial Lakes Bayonne and Hackensack
61
        Glacial Lake Passaic
63
    ROAD GUIDES IN THE NEWARK BASIN
67
        I-78: Holland Tunnel - Interstate 287
67
        I-95/I-80: George Washington Bridge - Interstate 287
77
        I-95/I-295: Trenton Beltway
92
        I-287:: New York Border - Perth Amboy
103
        New Jersey Turnpike: Palisades Park - Garden State Turnpike
117
        Garden State Parkway: NY Border - NJ Turnpike
128
        Palisades Interstate Parkway: NY Border - Fort Lee
136

Highlands and Valley and Ridge: Gaps through Hard Rock

147
    Mining in the Highlands
147
        Uranium and Rare Earths
150
    Schooleys Mountain and the Schooley Peneplain
151
    ROAD GUIDES IN THE HIGHLANDS AND VALLEY AND RIDGE
154
        I-78: I-287 - phillipsburg
154
        I-80: Denville - Delaware Water Gap
167
        NJ 23: Riverdale - New York Border
197
        Old Mine Road
213

Coastal Plain: Pinelands, Beaches and Marshes

229
    Sedimentation on the Coastal Plain
229
        Coastal Plain Hills
234
    The Jersey Shore
236
        Beachcombing
240
    Tidal Marshes
242
    The Pinlands
246
        Cedar and Hardwood Swamps
250
        Big Iron Formation
252
        Glassmaking
255
    ROAD GUIDES TO THE COASTAL PLAIN
256
        New Jersey Turnpike: Garden State Parkway - Delaware River
256
        Garden State Parkway: Woodbridge - Cape May
268

Glossary

314

References

326

Index

331

 

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