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.
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UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS!
*Field trips are open ONLY to CURRENT paid club members, in order to be covered by Federation Insurance.
You MUST Contact Dave Shapiro via E-MAIL to sign up for each field trip. Some trips may have limited attendance due to landowner issues.
2022 SPRING/SUMMER FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE:
SIGN UP for all trips!! E-MAIL DAVE TO SIGN UP FOR EACH TRIP.
Sat. 5/7(postponed due to bad weather) (RESCHEDULED TILL FALL)- National Limestone Quarries in Central Pennsylvania with collecting in both quarries, followed by a BBQ and garage collecting at Jim Van Fleet's house!! Open to ALL club members. No limit! Meet at the Middleburg Quarry office at 9:30am. GPS: 2199 Quarry Road, Middleburg, Pa. HARD HATS REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE!
Sat. 5/21 - Night Dig at the Hamburg Quarry in Franklin, NJ (Phil Crabbs Property) Meet at the Franklin Mineral Museum Parking lot on Evans St. in Franklin at 4pm. Have $20 collecting fee per person ready. Bring SW and LW UV lamps and all tools! No limit on attendance.
June 11 & 12 - New England collecting weekend!! Sat. 6/11 Tripp Mine, Alstead, NH. $35 to collect from 10-3. Sun. 6/12 - Anson Betts Manganese Mine, Plainview, Mass. $10 per person to collect from 9:30-3. Contact Dave for all info pertaining to this weekend!
Sat. 6/18 - TRIP IS FULL!! Herkimer County, NY - By Invite Only!! Special Herkimer Diamond Dig on private property. Age 16+ only. LIMITED TO 15 MEMBERS MAX. $50 per person includes all day digging and BBQ lunch. There will be a FALL collecting trip to the same location for those who can not make this trip.
Sat 6/18 - Ramenessen Brook, Holmdel, NJ, for Shark Tooth collecting. Trip led by Derek Yoost. Contact Dave S. for more info!
Sat. July 9 - Hewitt Gem Mine, Haddam, Ct. $30 per person to collect. Meet at mine, 202 Turkey Hill Road, Haddam, Ct. 25 collectors MAX!! Sign up with Dave.
MORE on the way!
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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.
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