iron mine at sterling hill mining museum Sterling Hill Mining Museum, NJ

 

Mineral Sales

We are THE source of quality fluorescent minerals from the Sterling Hill mine. The specimens we offer here were raised to the surface from deep underground and come from working places in the mine. This is mine-run material, not dump rock from when the mine was in operation.

Check our Calendar of Events for Mineral Shows and Collecting.

Bulk Lots (100 pounds or more)

Mineral collectors and dealers can obtain specimens at reduced rates by purchasing in bulk lots of 100 pounds or more. Bulk lots can either be picked up at the mine or mailed at additional cost. Please note that bulk pick-up means that you come here, you pick it out, you load it up, you pay for it, and you take it away. Prices will rise for other arrangements. The following materials and poundage rates are available:

Willemite-calcite-franklinite ore: $1.50 per pound (pick-up); $4.50 (mailed)
This is zinc ore brought to the surface from the underground zinc mine at Sterling Hill. The willemite, calcite, and franklinite often occur together, in widely varying proportions. Much of the ore is highly fluorescent, the willemite fluorescing bright yellowish-green and the calcite bright orange-red. Franklinite does not fluoresce.

Zincite-rich ore: $3.00 per pound (pick-up); $6.00 (mailed)
Zincite was the richest but least common of the zinc ore minerals from Sterling Hill. It does not fluoresce but has a deep orange to red daylight color and is quite attractive.

Wollastonite: $3.00 per pound (pick-up); $6.00 (mailed)
Wollastonite occurs as scattered grains in a calcite matrix. The wollastonite fluoresces bright yellow to orange in different specimens. The calcite shows a modest red fluorescence in some specimens and is nonfluorescent in others.

Mylonite: $3.00 per pound (pick-up); $6.00 (mailed)
The term mylonite refers to highly deformed rock from within a fault zone, where the mineral grains have been sheared out into thin streaks. Mylonitized ore from Sterling Hill is notable for its attractive red-and-green fluorescence and pronounced streaky texture.

 

Terms:
– Payment for bulk lots picked up in person may be made by cash, money order, or credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discovery).
– Payment for bulk lots to be shipped must be made up-front by check or money order made out to Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Checks must clear before shipping.  Sorry, no credit cards at this time.
New Jersey residents add 7.5% sales tax to prices given above.

Send payment to:
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant Street
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439-1126
Attn: Mineral Sales

Packaged Lots

Packaged lots of mixed fluorescent minerals are available by mail for those who wish to obtain a selection of some of the more brightly fluorescent minerals from this world-famous locality. Each lot will show an attractive mix of fluorescent colors. Specimens average 3"-4" across.  For packaged lots other than those listed here, see Custom Orders below.

Lot #1
Finest & Brightest Calcite and Willemite
(Four specimens, total minimum weight 10 pounds)
Red fluorescence:        Calcite
Green fluorescence:     Willemite
Cost:     $40 postpaid, most states
               $50, west coast USA
               $60 Alaska and Hawaii
               Cost includes insurance

Terms: Payment must be made up-front by check or money order made out to Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Checks must clear before shipping. Sorry, no credit cards at this time.
New Jersey residents add 7.5% sales tax to prices given above.

Send payment to:
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant Street
Ogdensburg, NJ  07439-1126
Attn: Mineral Sales

Custom Orders

The museum realizes that some people may wish to customize their order to meet specific requirements of specimen size, shape, texture, etc. We will attempt to meet your requirements, but please bear in mind that this involves more time on our part, and thus more expense on yours. Please contact us with your specific needs and we will give you a price quote. You can either call 973-209-7212 and ask for Robert Hauck, or send an e-mail inquiry to shmm@ptd.net.

International Sales

International sales are not possible at this time unless you wish to order a bulk lot of at least 1,000 pounds weight. Such orders should be placed with Robert Hauck (phone: 00-1-973-209-7212), or send an e-mail inquiry to shmm@ptd.net.
For smaller bulk lots, please contact Dick Bostwick at rbostwick@att.net.