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Video Tour
Overview of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Mineral Collecting
Education
Fossil Discovery Center
Rock Discovery Center
Ellis Astronomical Observatory
Testimonials

 

edison cement and thomas edison artifacts at sterling hill mine Edison Cement Bag
from New Village, NJ,
and other Thomas Edison
related artifacts are
located in Zobel Hall.

 

gold specimen at sterling hill mining museum

minerals in Oreck Gallery at sterling hill mine
Fine Mineral Specimens can be viewed in the Oreck Mineral Gallery located in Zobel Hall.

 

GENERAL SCHEDULE ..................................

July - August

Museum Store:   Open daily, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Group Tours:        By appointment only. Call 973-209-7212 for info and bookings.
Public Tours:       Held at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm daily

Mineral Collecting:   Permitted daily on the Mine Run dump, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
                                     Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50/lb for all material taken.

September - October

Museum Store:   Open daily, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Group Tours:        By appointment only. Call 973-209-7212 for info and bookings.
Public Tours:       Held at 1:00 pm daily. Weekends & Labor Day at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

Mineral Collecting:   Permitted daily on the Mine Run dump, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
                                     Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50/lb for all material taken.

EVENTS ............................................................

 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Description: 

Collecting is allowed on the Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit  and "saddle" areas.  This event is open to the public.  Bring sturdy footwear, a strong hammer (carpenter's claw hammers not allowed), and eye protection.  A dark room with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of fluorescent minerals. Read details Mineral Collecting.


Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 per pound for any minerals taken. Fee does NOT include mine tour.
Age Requirements: 7 years & up on the Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere

Saturday, September 27, 2014-Sunday, September 28, 2014

Franklin-Sterling Gem and Mineral Show and Outdoor Swap and Sell
Where: Franklin School - Franklin, NJ, and Sterling Hill Mining Museum - Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Description: 

September 27 (Saturday)

58th Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem and Mineral Show and Outdoor Swap/Sell
Franklin Middle School, Buckwheat Rd. at Washington St., Franklin, N.J.
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (indoors); 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (outdoor swap and sell).

Annual Show Banquet and Auction
Lyceum Hall, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Franklin.  Banquet begins 6:30 p.m.; tickets $19.

Sterling Hill Garage Sale
Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Christiansen Pavilion, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

September 28(Sunday)

58th Annual Franklin Sterling Gem and Mineral Show and Outdoor Swap/Sell
Franklin Middle School, Buckwheat Rd. at Washington St., Franklin, NJ
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (indoors); 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (outdoor swap and sell).

Sterling Hill Garage Sale
Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Christiansen Pavilion, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mineral collecting at SHMM (daytime only)
Collecting allowed on the Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit and “saddle” areas. Open to the public.  Must be 9 years old or more to collect on the Mine Run dump; 13 and up elsewhere.

Hours 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 for each pound of material taken.

Fees: Depends on event; see Description
Age Requirements: Nine years and up for Mine Run dump; 13 and up elsewhere
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (Nighttime: Museum Members only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Description: 

Night collecting at Sterling Hill is scheduled twice a year for museum members only. Collecting is allowed on the Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit  and "saddle" areas.  This event is open to the public.  Bring sturdy footwear, a strong hammer (carpenter's claw hammers not allowed), and eye protection.  A dark room with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of fluorescent minerals. Read details Mineral Collecting.


Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 per pound for any minerals taken. Fee does NOT include mine tour.
Age Requirements: 7 years & up on the Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Description: 

Collecting is allowed on the Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit  and "saddle" areas.  This event is open to the public.  Bring sturdy footwear, a strong hammer (carpenter's claw hammers not allowed), and eye protection.  A dark room with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of fluorescent minerals. Read details Mineral Collecting.


Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 per pound for any minerals taken. Fee does NOT include mine tour.
Age Requirements: 7 years & up on the Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Museum closed for Thanksgiving
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Time: All Day

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Description: 

Collecting is allowed on the Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit  and "saddle" areas.  This event is open to the public.  Bring sturdy footwear, a strong hammer (carpenter's claw hammers not allowed), and eye protection.  A dark room with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of fluorescent minerals. Read details Mineral Collecting.


Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 per pound for any minerals taken. Fee does NOT include mine tour.
Age Requirements: 7 years & up on the Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Museum closed for Christmas
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Time: All day

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Museum closed for New Year's Day
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Time: All day