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, October 30, 2021    **

  31ST Annual ULTRAVIOLATION
Show-Swap-Sell Session featuring fluorescent minerals only. 
First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Road,
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, $2 donation (children 12 and under are free).
“If your rocks don’t glow, you’re at the wrong show.”
Table space available.
For information call Lee McIlvaine at 215-713-8020
or e-mail:
 uvgeologist@yahoo.com




Saturday, November 6, 2021    **

  Night Dig on the Buckwheat Dump,
for the benefit of the Franklin Mineral Museum.
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission $12.00 adults, $10.00 children 3-12 years of age. 
Poundage fee charged. Call for details: 973-827-3481.




Saturday, November 20, 2021  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  9:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at the Old Andover Iron Mines, Limecrest Road,, NJ.
Hard hats, leather shoes (preferably steel tipped), gloves and glasses required.

Noon - 1:15 PM - Future Rockhounds of America
Meet in Franklin Mineral Museum’s Kraissl Hall
Parents are welcome to sit in the meeting room
For questions please contact Mark Dahlman at: fra@fomsnj.org or 301-428-0455

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - FOMS Meeting, Franklin Mineral Museum.
Lecture: TBD.