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


January

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 weekends only.

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.

February

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 weekends only.

Special public tour on President's Day (Monday, February 15th).

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, March 27, 2016

Museum Closed for Easter
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Time: All day

Saturday, April 23, 2016-Sunday, April 24, 2016

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 23 (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 24  (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 23, 2016-Sunday, April 24, 2016

Super Dig
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 22, 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  

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 24, 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 23, 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