Friends of Mineralogy – New Jersey

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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

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. 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: Tues., May 18

Time: 7:30 pm start

Format:  ZOOM

Presenter:  Derek Yoost

Topic: “Minerals as Fossils and Minerals in Fossils”

By Derek Yoost

There are several minerals that are associated with fossil deposits.  Some of the common minerals that are widespread in the Earth’s crust like quartz or calcite can occur in several different modes of fossilization.  Other rarer minerals are only found in extremely unusual localities and circumstances.  Tonight, we will explore these different types of fossilization and see how the world of minerals and the world of fossils are intimately intertwined.  There will be specimens that were used for the presentation, available for viewing / inspection.

For a link to a virtual meeting, email President Dave Shapiro.

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 NJMineralClub.com which is in the experimental phase right now, and will be managed by Ryan’s Geology365.com program !!  

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