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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 ..................................


April & 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 daily

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

 

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

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014-Sunday, April 27, 2014

42st Annual New Jersey Earth Science Association (NJESA) Gem & Mineral Show / Outdoor Swap & Sell
Where: Franklin School in Franklin, NJ and Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Description: 

The following events occur on April 26 (Saturday):  (1) NJESA Gem and Mineral Show at Franklin School (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. indoors, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for outdoor swap and sell); (2) Annual Show Banquet and Auction (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.); attendance limited to 60 people; held at Geotech Center, Sterling Hill Mining Museum; (3) Sterling Hill Garage Sale (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) at Christiansen Pavilion, Sterling Hill Mining Museum; (4) Day-and-Night Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.); organized by the Delaware Valley Earth Science Society and North East Field Trip Alliance; cost of $20/person includes extended mine tour and registration; fee of $1.50/lb. is charged for those participating in mineral collecting; preregistration required; see www.uvworld.org for information.

The following events occur on April 27  (Sunday):  NJESA Gem and Mineral Show (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. indoors, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for outdoor swap and sell); (2) Sterling Hill Garage Sale (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) at Christiansen Pavilion, Sterling Hill Mining Museum; (3) Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.); collecting allowed on Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit and “saddle” areas; open to the public; fees are $5 admission plus $1.50/lb for all material taken.

www.njesa.org

Fees: Depends on event; see Description
Age Requirements: Depends on event; see Description
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Super Dig
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Description: 

•    Take a tour of the mine.
•    Take a private tour of the newly opened historic Trotter Tunnel.
•    For this event ONLY, take a tour of the Upper Mine and Mill where you will receive a “Last day of operation” ore specimen right off the conveyor belt (certificate included).
•    The ever-popular Blackout Tour of the mine “Tunnel of Love” (safety glasses required).
•    See the nighttime illumination of the famous “Fluorescent Wall” in the Fill Quarry.
•    And, collect minerals in all 3 collection areas on the property.

See more details.

Fees: $20 per person
Contact:   973-209-MINE  info@sterlinghillminingmuseum.org

Sunday, May 25, 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
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Saturday, June 21, 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.  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, June 29, 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
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Sunday, July 27, 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

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