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April 2017
mineral show Barite reveal

New Jersey Earth Science Association Gem & Mineral Show

April 29 - April 30
Franklin Middle School, 50 Washington Avenue
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

April 29, 2017, SATURDAY9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swap Opens at 8:00 a.m. April 30, 2017, SUNDAY 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Swap Opens at 9:00 a.m. This important show, with venues at the Franklin School (main show), Sterling Hill Mining Museum, and here at the Franklin Mineral Museum, takes place over two days. The Franklin Mineral Museum will be open both days and will offer a special mineral sale, open to the public, in Kraissl Hall. This year the…

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Super Digg

Super Diggg during Spring Mineral Show

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

This year the Super Diggg, held annually during the spring Gem & Mineral Show since 2005, returns to the Franklin Mineral Museum. The Super Diggg is organized by the Delaware Valley Earth Science Society. Events include mineral collecting on the Buckwheat Dump (with special access to the Mill Site material within a fenced area previously off-limits), a geological tour of the Trotter mine area, door prizes for children, and more. For more information, and to register for this event, go…

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May 2017
miner's day celebration

Miners Day and Volunteer Appreciation Day

May 7

A combination outdoor and indoor event, by invitation only. This event honors the miners who worked in the Franklin and Ogdensburg zinc mines and features music by the Franklin Band, science awards to local students, and speakers on local history and mining lore. Lunch and refreshments provided.

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July 2017
mineral sale

Summer Mineral Sale

July 1 - September 12

Summer mineral sale in Kraissl Hall. Open to the public. Both local (Franklin – Sterling Hill) and worldwide minerals will be available, along with miscellaneous mineral-related books, collecting equipment, mining memorabilia, etc.

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September 2017
mineral sale

61st Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Show

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Middle School, 50 Washington Avenue
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

Held at Franklin Middle School, this 2-Day Show includes both indoor and outdoor dealers in minerals, fossils, gems, and jewelry. INDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. OUTDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission $7.00 adults / $4.00 children (ages 6-16). Learn more

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summer sale

61st Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Show

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Franklin Middle School, 50 Washington Avenue
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

Held at Franklin Middle School, this 2-Day Show includes both indoor and outdoor dealers in minerals, fossils, gems, and jewelry. INDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. OUTDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission $7.00 adults / $4.00 children (ages 6-16) Learn more

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November 2017
mineral sale in store

Members-Only Sale

November 18 - November 22

Members-only sale of items in the museum store. Sale continues November 24 after Thanksgiving.

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store jewelry

Public Sale

November 25 - November 30

End-of-season sale of items in the museum store. Open to the public.

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