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 19, 2019  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  9:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at Limecrest-Braen Stone Quarry, Limecrest Road, Sparta, NJ.
Meet 15 minutes before starting time at the gate.
We will enter as a group and the gates will be closed.
No one under 12 years of age will be admitted.
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: A Mineralogical and Geological Search: Why do you collect what you do?, by Dr. Steven Kuitems.




Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, 2019    **

  Sterling Hill Mining Museum Halloween Tour
Tours every 15 minutes from 6:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Admission: Aged 12 and under $5.00, 13 and up $10.00




Saturday, October 26, 2019    **

  30TH Annual ULTRAVIOLATION, a 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 & under free).
“If your rocks don’t glow, you’re at the wrong show.”
Table space available. For information call, 215-713-8020
or e-mail uvgeologist@yahoo.com .




Saturday, November 2, 2019    **

  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Night Dig on the Buckwheat Dump,
for the benefit of the Franklin Mineral Museum.
Admission $10.00 adult, $8.00 children 3-12 years of age.
Poundage fee charged. Call for details: 973-827-3481




Saturday, November 16, 2019  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  9:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at the Old Andover Iron Mines, Limecrest Rd.
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: General Geology and Hydrogeology, by William Prehoda.




Saturday, December 7, 2019    **

  9:00 am - 4:00 pm - FLUORESCENT MINERAL SOCIETY MEETING
GeoTech Center, Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Lunch will be served ($10.00 contribution).
• BYOB •
Reservations necessary! Please contact Howie Green: royalp53@verizon.net