The Minerals of New York City, Part 1

  title={The Minerals of New York City, Part 1},
  author={John Betts},
  journal={Rocks \& Minerals},
  pages={204 - 223}
  • J. Betts
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Geology, History
  • Rocks & Minerals
Central Station produced 3 million cubic yards of excavated rock. During these projects local residents interested in minerals have managed to make many mineral discoveries. Often the workers themselves were the ones that set aside a unique mineral occurrence. Because NYC bedrock has been so thoroughly exposed, a surprising number of minerals have been found here. The current list of confirmed minerals is 129 valid mineral species. If NYC were a single locality, this number of species would be… 
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