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.

Contact US

Friends of Mineralogy – NJ
Email us


See our photo albums on Flickr


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 on the third Tuesday each month at at 7:00 p.m. at Monmouth Worship Center, 37 Vanderburg Rd, Marlboro Township, NJ 07746. A ZOOM session is available for those who cannot attend in person. 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.

Next meeting:  Friends of Mineralogy NJ Chapter September Meeting

Date:  Tuesday, September 20

Times:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Pizzas to arrive by 6:45 or so)

Location:  Monmouth Worship Center, Marlboro, NJ

Formats:  In person and ZOOM session (An email invitation with Zoom login codes will be sent to all  members.)

Program:  Summer Brag Night, DVD selection, business meeting (new field trips, shows, events, discussion topics). Pizza and refreshments

Summer Brag Night – Please bring along your summer collecting finds, purchases and acquisitions to show off for the Club.  ALL members can bring specimens to show off or sell at the meeting.

BIG News:  We hope to have an ELECTION for new Club officers and Chairs for 2023 this fall! This will give members opportunities to take the Club to new heights and have exciting new things to offer. This will be one of the major topic during the business meeting. We will be asking ALL INTERESTED FOLKS to let us know if they have interest in running for an Office or assisting with various club duties and activities.

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, MA, CT and NJ region to collect specimens. See our Trips page for recent  updates.

Please report broken links to: