Upcoming Events


Scheduled activities of the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society Inc. - FOMS, include meetings, field trips, and other events. Regular meetings are held on the third Saturday of March, April, May, June, September, October, and November, and generally comprise a business session followed by a lecture. FOMS meetings are open to the public and are held at 1:30 PM, usually in Kraissl Hall at the Franklin Mineral Museum, 30 Evans St., Franklin NJ (check listings for exceptions).

Most FOMS field trips are open only to FOMS members aged 13 or older.
Proper field trip gear required: hard hat, protective eyewear, gloves, sturdy shoes.
For a complete set of rules and regulations follow this link FOMS Field Trip Safety Rules and Regulations

**Activities so marked are not FOMS functions, but may be of interest to its members. Fees, and memberships in other organizations, may be required. Any information in this schedule, including fees, is subject to change without notice.



Saturday, May 15, 2021  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  9:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at the Hamburg Mine/Lang Shaft (private property)
Meet at the Franklin Mineral Museum at 8:30 am sharp, where participants will be escorted to the location.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - FOMS Meeting, Franklin Mineral Museum.
Lecture: Mill Site after dark; the rocks you find, the collections you chase, the people you meet and the stories you never tell! (PG version!), by Jim Chenard.




Saturday, June 19, 2021  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  9:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at the Buckwheat Dump
Fee charged.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - FOMS Meeting, Franklin Mineral Museum.
Lecture: Hunting the Franklin/Sterling Hill Cllassics, by Steven Kuitems.