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 26, 2018    **

  9:00 am - 5:00 pm - North Jersey Mineralogical Society Swap & Sell
Sterling Hill Mining Museum.




Saturday, June 16, 2018  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  9:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at the Hamburg Quarry of Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc.
Route 23 just north of Hamburg.
Meet at the scale house to sign releases.
Hard hats, leather shoes (preferably steel tipped), gloves, and safety glasses required.
Weight of individual specimens is limited to 25 lbs.
Bulk collecting/loading of specimens is strictly prohibited.

Noon - 1:15pm - 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: Interesting Tidbits About NJ Zinc Company, by Peter Kern.

MINERAL OF THE MONTH - MARGAROSANITE
Bring your specimens for show-and-tell, and discussion.




Saturday, June 16, 2018    **

  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm -- Night Collecting on the Mine Run Dump and in the Passaic Pit and “saddle” areas.
Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Fees for mineral collecting:
$5.00 admission plus $1.50/lb. for all material taken.
Eye protection, flashlight, hammer (carpenter’s claw hammers not allowed), and UV lamp advised.
!!! Open to Sterling Hill Mining Museum members only. !!!




Saturday, July 21, 2018

  9:00 am - 4:00 pm - FOMS Day at the Franklin Mineral Museum

9:00 am - Noon - Field trip to the Taylor Road site.
Meet at the Franklin Mineral Museum. Park, and walk from there.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm. - Field trip to the Buckwheat Dump.
Collecting fee waived for FOMS members; pay poundage fee.

Swap-and-Sell Activity Encouraged.
FOMS volunteers will provide lunch and refreshments: BYOB.
This event is only for FOMS members and their families.
RSVP to Gary Moldovany, gsmoldovany@gmail.com.