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 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.
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Fellowship of the Rock
Sponsored by: KC Dalby

Date: Saturday, August 4
Time: 7:30 am (set-up) to whenever
Location: The Dalby Residence, 361 Bennington Rd., Freehold, NJ

Friends of Mineralogy NJ Chapter (FM-NJ) cordially invites fellow rock/mineral/gem/fossil enthusiasts to a summer event in Monmouth County, NJ.  KC will be hosting a one-day event featuring specimen swapping and selling, great food and barbecue, pool party and overall camaraderie.  Vendors are welcome to bring a MODEST amount of inventory and a folding table, and are asked to contact KC Dalby and/or FM-NJ in advance to arrange (see details below).  This is a FREE event, and KC requests that as a guest, you consider donating one (1) modest snack / side dish / dessert item. (BYOD) Main course/barbecue items will be provided by KC and members of the FM-NJ.

So, feel free to join in the fun at the Fellowship of the Rock this summer.

FOR ALL ATTENDEES – PLEASE CONTACT KC Dalby at  or Groundhog Dave Shapiro, Club President, at  or

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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