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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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 via Zoom due to the pandemic. When live meetings resume, they will be held on the third Tuesday each month at 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.

Date: Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Format:  Zoom

Presenter:  TBD

Topic: TBD


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.

New YouTube Channel and /and Domain Name

We now have …….. a YouTube Channel !!!  We can all now watch the online meeting presentations that have been recorded for the last several months.  Ryan still has to finish uploading all of the videos, but he has 1 completed so far on the Ediacaran Explosion.  To view this, go to Youtube, put in as search: Friends of Mineralogy NJ Chapter Central NJ and you’ll be able to view the video!!

Also news – we have a new Domain name which is in the experimental phase right now, and will be managed by Ryan’s program !!  

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