Friends of Mineralogy – New Jersey



Who are We?

Friends of Mineralogy of New Jersey is the NJ Chapter of the national Friends of Mineralogy organization whose objective is to promote, support, protect, and expand the collecting of mineral specimens, while furthering the recognition of the scientific, economic, and aesthetic value of minerals and mineral collecting.

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Friends of Mineralogy – NJ
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Are you a mineral collector, professional mineralogist, a curator of public and private collections, a mineral dealer, a rock hound or just curious about minerals and fossils? Consider becoming an FMNJ member and joining our activities. Membership is open to all regardless of education or expertise.


Meetings are held monthly at 7:00 p.m. at Monmouth Worship Center, 37 Vanderburg Rd, Marlboro Township, NJ 07746. Meetings are open to all members. We plan field trips, swap minerals and listen to talks by mineral and fossil experts. There is always time to show specimens and get help identifying the difficult ones.
Link to meeting location on Google Maps


Next Meeting:  Tues Jun 19  7pm – 9pm
Event:  Spring Party with Food and Guest Speaker Doc Baines from the Friends of Sterling Forest in Rockland County, NY
Join us for our June Meeting where we will have outstanding food and Guest Speaker Doc Baines from the Friends of Sterling Forest in Rockland County, NY.  He will be doing a presentation on the history of NJ and NY iron miming pre-revolutionary war, and forges and foundries.  Also featured will be discussion about the Great Chain which was stretched across the Hudson River.

PLEASE let Groundhog Dave know if you plan to attend.  Food will be 10$ per person for Friends members, and 15$ per person for Non-members.  Also we will have an exclusive 20$ price for anyone who wishes to sign up as a Friends NJ member that night; they will essentially EAT FOR FREE!!


Field Trips

In conjunction with the North Jersey Mineralogical Society, FMNJ runs field trips to mineral and fossil deposits in the MD, DE, PA, NY and NJ region to collect specimens. See our Trips page for recent and upcoming trips.


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