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.



Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2020    **

  Mineral sale at the Franklin Mineral Museum from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, 2020

  64th ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING GEM & MINERAL SHOW
Sponsored by the Franklin Mineral Museum and the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society.
Please check back as we get closer to the show date for any changes.
We will be requiring masks outside and we will be providing some face shields for those who can't wear one. In addition, we will have plentiful amounts of hand sanitizer available at all entry points and elsewhere around the show.
Food will be sold at the pavilion in Firemen's Memorial Park, proceeds to benefit the Franklin Fire Department.

NEW LOCATION
The Swap-and-Sell
takes place outdoors in the Firemen’s Memorial Park, Parker Street, Franklin, NJ.
(Across the street from the firehouse, 137 Buckwheat Road, Franklin, NJ 07416).
9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday.
The ticket price covers the outdoor swap:
$7.00 per day for adults, $4.00 per day for children (6-16).


Show admission required.

Outdoor Vendors
Space available, for information e-mail: gsmoldovany@gmail.com




Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, 2020    **

  Garage sale and mineral collecting at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
For more information, please call: (973) 209-7212.
Or you can visit the website at
www. sterlinghillminingmuseum.org




Wednesday to Sunday, September 30 to October 4, 2020    **

  2020 NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Raritan Center
97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, N.J.
More information at their website: www.NYNJ.Show




Saturday, October 3, 2020    **

  The Franklin Mineral Museum will be open for a one-day rock collecting event
The Buckwheat Dump will be open for collecting from 12-5 and then from 6-10 for a night dig.
Cost is $12/Adult and $10/Child.
Rock poundage is $2/lb for day time and $4/lb during night dig.
All NJ COVID guidelines must be followed.
Collectors may bring their own tools, but carpenters hammers are not allowed. Safety glasses must be worn if using tools.
Any questions call 973-827-3481 and someone will get back to you.




Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, 2020    **

  NORTH JERSEY MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY SWAP.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm --- Sterling Hill Mining Museum.




Saturday, October 17, 2020  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  9:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Field Trip - Collecting at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Collecting permitted on the Mine Run Dump and in the Fill Quarry, Passaic Pit, and “saddle” area.
Admission fee waived. $2.00 for each pound of material taken.
For more information, call 973-209-7212.
PROPER WEARING OF MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES.

!!!FOMS MEETING AND SPEAKER TBD!!!




Saturday, November 7, 2020  --  FOMS Field Trip / Meeting

  11:00 AM - Noon - FOMS Meeting.
At the Franklin Mineral Museum Pavilion.
PROPER WEARING OF MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING




Saturday, November 7, 2020    **

  The Franklin Mineral Museum will be open for a one-day rock collecting event
The Buckwheat Dump will be open for collecting from 12-5 and then from 6-10 for a night dig.
Cost is $12/Adult and $10/Child.
Rock poundage is $2/lb for day time and $4/lb during night dig.
All NJ COVID guidelines must be followed.
Collectors may bring their own tools, but carpenters hammers are not allowed. Safety glasses must be worn if using tools.
Any questions call 973-827-3481 and someone will get back to you.