North Jersey Mineralogical Society 

The Paterson Museum 2 Market St. Paterson, NJ

Welcome to the official website of
The North Jersey Mineralogical Society


A BIG thanks to everyone for another successful show in Midland Park! It was a great show. See you all at next year's show!

Upcoming Show Schedule updated!

Action - packed Field trip schedule updated!! 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.

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.



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!


Next Meeting
September, 2022
Next NoJMS Event:

Next NoJMS Club Show

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 June 21, 2022 at 4:00pm.

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