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, September 21, 2019  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Collecting permitted on the Mine Run Dump and in the Fill Quarry, Passaic Pit, and “Saddle” area.
No dig fee, poundage fee of $2 per pound.

12:30 PM - Barbeque lunch, BYOB, side dishes and desserts are welcome. The meeting will follow, mainly to go over the upcoming show. After the meeting digging can continue until 3:30.

10:45 - noon (Time Change) - Future Rockhounds of America
First, we will meet at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum outdoor pavilion and take a special tour of the Warren Museum of Fluorescence. Then, we will start working on the Fluorescent Minerals badge by learning about fluorescent minerals from Ogdensburg, Franklin and other famous locations and by talking a bit about what makes a mineral fluorescent. Then, of course, there will be fluorescent door prizes for attendees to add to their collections. Following the meeting, stick around for some food at the FOMS cookout and the awarding of badges at the beginning of the short FOMS general business meeting.
Questions about FOMS FRA? Please contact Mark Dahlman: fra@fomsnj.org or 301-428-0455.




Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2019

  63rd ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING GEM & MINERAL SHOW
Sponsored by the Franklin Mineral Museum and the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society.
NEW LOCATION
Littell Community Center (formerly the ‘Armory’),
10 Munsonhurst Road #12, Franklin, New Jersey.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday (indoors).
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday (indoors).
The ticket price covers the show, The Pond outdoor swap
$7.00 per day for adults, $4.00 per day for children (6-16).

The Pond Swap-and-Sell
takes place outdoors on the Littell Community Center grounds
9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday.
Show admission required.

Vendors
Space available, for information e-mail: show@fomsnj.org