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


May

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 on daily

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

June

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

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

July

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 10:00am and 1:00 pm daily

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

 

 

 

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

 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Ogdensburg 5K Run/Walk: Major Race in a Miner Town
Where: 5K starts in Front of Elementry School on Main St., Ogdensburg
Time: 7AM-12PM
Description: 

O'Burg 5k Run passing through Sterling Hill's Underground Zinc Mine to benefit the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad

Kid Friendly (7+) Miner's Mile Run/Walk for Kids starting at 8AM

The O'burg 5k Run/Walk: Major Race in a Miner Town starting at 9AM

Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome! Participants recieve FREE admission to The Sterling Hill Mining Museum!

Register or Donate Here

Learn More Here : http://sterlinghillminingmuseum.org/race/index.php

Registratiion starts at 7AM at the Ogdensburg Firehouse on June 18th

Register Online for $25 by June 8th

Online Registration is $30 starting June 9th and ends June 17th at noon

$20 Fee for Students 18 or younger

Miner's Mile Run/Walk for Kids is $5 on race day

Run/Walk Registration includes goodie bag, O'Burg 5K T-Shirt and a cool Sterling Hill Museum mineral while supplies last

 

Fees: Online Registration: $25
Age Requirements: Age 7+
Contact: Andy Ball  973-222-8748  andyran2832@yahoo.com

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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 24, 2016-Sunday, September 25, 2016

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


September 26 (Saturday)

58th Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem and Mineral Show and Outdoor Swap/Sell
Franklin Middle School, Buckwheat Rd. at Washington St., Franklin, N.J.
9:00am - 6:00pm (indoors); 7:30am – 6:00pm (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, 10:00am - 3:00pm

 

September 27 (Sunday)

58th Annual Franklin Sterling Gem and Mineral Show and Outdoor Swap/Sell
Franklin Middle School, Buckwheat Rd. at Washington St., Franklin, NJ
10:00am - 5:00pm (indoors); 9:00am - 5:00pm (outdoor swap and sell).

Sterling Hill Garage Sale
Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Christiansen Pavilion, 10:00am - 3:00pm

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 7 years old & up to collect on the Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere.

Hours: 9:00am- 3:00pm Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 for each pound of material taken.

Fees: Depends on event; see Description
Age Requirements: 7 years & up for Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (Nighttime: Museum Members only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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. 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 30, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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 24, 2016

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016-Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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

Sunday, December 25, 2016

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

Sunday, January 1, 2017

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