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
Our Next Field Trip and Meeting: May 20, 2017
8:45 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at the Braen Franklin Quarry
Cork Hill Road, Franklin, N.J.
If gate is open, drive through and park to the left of the gate. Please don’t block the roadway.
Meet at the scale house to sign releases.
Hard hats, leather shoes (preferably steel tipped), gloves, and safety glasses required.
Participants MUST arrive by 8:45 am to register!
Members will then be escorted to the collecting site. Latecomers 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: email@example.com or 301-428-0455
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - FOMS Meeting, Franklin Mineral Museum.
Lecture: The Hamburg Mine and Lang Shaft, by Phil Crabb.
For all upcoming events go to our
Last Field Trip Report -
Collecting at the Balls Hill iron mines, November 21, 2015
On our last dig of 2015, the club had a special field trip. Thanks to the efforts of our field trip coordinators Bernie Kozykowski and Rich Keller, we visited the Ball's Hill Iron Mine for the first time in decades. Members reported finding good examples of magnetite ore, lots of epidote, pyrite, quartz, and microcline feldspar.
For the full report with descriptions go to our
Past Field Trips page.