Become a Member
Our yearly activities consist of seven scheduled meetings and field trips. Meetings are open to the public,
and are held at 1:30 PM, usually in Kraissl Hall at the
Franklin Mineral Museum, Evans St., Franklin NJ.
Members receive our official publication, The Picking Table,
which is issued twice a year in the Spring and Fall. It features articles of interest to the mineralogical community that pertain to the Franklin-Ogdensburg area and will advise you of the dates of meetings, field trips, and
other activities of the Society. The FOMS Activities Schedule is also posted on the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society public group on Facebook. To become a member, please fill out and print the
THE MINERALOGY OF FRANKLIN AND OGDENSBURG NEW JERSEY (also known as The Color Book) is now available for purchase.
The cost of the book is $185 plus tax, which would make your total $197.26.
The book can be purchased at the Franklin Mineral Museum or the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Our Next Field Trip and Meeting: October 15, 2022
9:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at Limecrest Quarry, Limecrest Road, Sparta, NJ.
FOMS members aged 18 or older are eligible to attend. Arrive by 8:30am to sign in and view required safety training.
Safety shoes, high visibility shirt or safety vest, safety glasses, hard hat, long pants and gloves for PPE. No sneakers, crocs or other non compliant footwear is allowed. PPE is mandatory. If you show up without PPE, you will be turned away
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-428-0455
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - FOMS Meeting, Franklin Mineral Museum.
Lecture: “Lost images of early Franklin and the New Jersey Zinc Company”, by Mark Boyer/Bernie Kozykowski (Past presidents of FOMS).
For all upcoming events go to our
Last Field Trip Report -
Collecting at the Braen Franklin Quarry, May 18, 2019
For our May dig of 2019, the club attended a field trip to Braen Stone Industries in Franklin, NJ. Finds included pyrite, fluorite, norbergite, and diopside, along with uncommon corundum and fluorescent sphalerite.
For the full report with descriptions go to our
Past Field Trips page.