North Jersey Mineralogical Society 

The Paterson Museum 2 Market St. Paterson, NJ

Welcome to the official website of
The North Jersey Mineralogical Society


9/13 - Show calendar updated. NEW Field Trips scheduled! See below!

Reminder!! - Our Fall Swap - n - Sell at Sterling Hill will be on October 9 & 10 from 9-5. Come join in the fun!

Field trip information will now be posted on this front page, below.

Please scroll through our Facebook page for links to HUNDREDS of interesting articles and videos all about Mineralogy, geology and Paleontology, as well as up-to-the-minute updates on shows and events, as well as field trip information.

                   Collect.    Study.    Preserve.

75th Anniversary - 1945-2020

This is the official website of The North Jersey Mineralogical Society. We are a diverse group of individuals and families who love ROCKS!! We field collect, talk rocks, and have a ton of fun while thoroughly enjoying our hobby! We learn and share our knowledge with others interested in what we do. Please feel free to browse through our web pages and learn all about NoJMS and what we do.

Our motto, "Collect. Study. Preserve." is what we are all about. We take trips all over to collect mineral & fossil specimens and learn about local geology. We study our finds and learn about their mineralogy, as well as minerals and fossils from all over the world. We preserve rock and mineral specimens by adding them to personal collections, public displays, and museum collections.

Visitors are always welcome at our club meetings, so if you share an interest in the earth sciences, geology, or just like cool looking rocks and fossils, please join us at our next meeting and see what we're all about.

Our club meetings are held at The Paterson Museum, in the Great Falls Historic District of Paterson, NJ.

Use the navigation bar at the top of each page, to access different areas of our website, and see what we do!! Click on "More" to see additional pages.

We are an ACTIVE and GROWING club! If you like what you see and are interested in joining, please fill out the printable application on our Membership Page.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website!

Please visit our Upcoming Shows and Events page for an up-to-date listing of all Gem & Mineral Shows in our area.


*Field trips are open ONLY to current paid club members, in order to be covered by Federation Insurance.

Contact Dave Shapiro via E-MAIL to sign up for each field trip. Some trips may have limited attendance due to landowner issues.


Sat. Oct. 2 - NATIONAL LIMESTONE QUARRIES, Middleburg & Mt.Pleasant Mills, Pa. NO limit on attendance! We will be collecting at BOTH quarries!! Meet at Middleburg Office at 9:30AM.

Sat. Oct. 16 - Evening/Night dig at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum. 4pm-10pm. No entry fee, but Pay $2.00 per pound of material collected. Bring UV lamps, Flashlights, Safety Glasses, Sturdy Shoes and bucket/hammer, etc. All rocks collected will be weighed out when you leave. All collecting areas will be open. NOTE: Rest Rooms/Gift Shop building will NOT be open. Plan accordingly.

Sun. Oct. 24 - Hewitt Gem Mine, Haddam, Ct.  $$$ fee to collect. Limit: 30 collectors. Contact Dave S. for more info!

In The Works-

                        -Collecting at the Phil Crabb Property, Hamburg Mine, Franklin, NJ (Possible Night also)


Next Meeting
Oct. 14 (Thur) 7:30pm on ZOOM. Dave will e-mail zoom link to all members.
Next NoJMS Event:
Holiday Party - Sat. Dec. 4 at Sterling Hill. Details to follow!
Next NoJMS Club Show
 Fall Swap - n - Sell, October 9 & 10, 2021 at Sterling Hill Mining Museum

The North Jersey Mineralogical Society is an original charter member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, and is affiliated with The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Click on the Federation Logo below to visit each Federation's website.

This website was last updated on Oct. 1, 2021 at 8:00pm.

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