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 of every month 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.
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NEXT MEETING:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Monmouth Worship Center. Meeting may be cancelled if weather is bad. Members will be notified if it is cancelled.

Program –

  • SWAP and SELL rocks/minerals/fossils. Members can bring in specimens to trade / swap or sell. Also a possible giveaway of several specimens.
  • Feel free to bring in any UNKNOWNS for us to try and identify.
  • DVD selection will be played.
  • FIELD TRIP DISCUSSION – a draft  Field Trip Schedule will be completed by the meeting.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018,  7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Monmouth Worship Center.
Presenter – Steve Kuitems
Topic – “Franklin / Sterling Hill Potpourri”
Steve Kuitems is a renowned and life-long professional collector of Franklin and Sterling Hill minerals, both fluorescent and non-FL.  He is very active with FOMS and very much a proponent of educating the publkic about our great hobby of rock and mineral collecting.  THIS IS A MUST – SEE PRESENTATION.  Lets pack the house for Steve.

 

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.

See our photo albums on Flickr

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