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August 2020

Super Digg

Special Day Rock Collecting and Night Dig on Buckwheat Dump

August 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Franklin Mineral Museum will be open for rock collecting on Saturday August 1, 2020. The Buckwheat Dump will be open for collecting from Noon-5 PM and then from 7 PM-11 PM for a night dig. Cost is $12/Adult and $10/Child. Rock poundage is $2/lb for day time and $4/lb during night dig.   All NJ COVID guidelines must be followed. Collectors may bring their own tools, but carpenters hammers are not allowed. Safety glasses must be worn if using…

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September 2020

Special Day Rock Collecting and Night Dig on Buckwheat Dump

September 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Franklin Mineral Museum will be open for rock collecting on Saturday September 5, 2020. The Buckwheat Dump will be open for collecting from Noon-5 PM and then from 6 PM-10 PM for a night dig. Cost is $12/Adult and $10/Child (3-16). Rock poundage is $2/lb for day time and $4/lb during night dig. All Children must be accompanied by a paid adult.   All NJ COVID guidelines must be followed. Collectors may bring their own tools, but carpenters hammers…

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Mineral Sale September 25 & 26

September 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Mineral Sale - Kraissl Hall Friday Sept 25. 10am - 4pm Saturday Sept 26. 10am - 4pm All NJ COVID rules must be followed

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November 2020

Special Collecting Event on the Buckwheat Dump – Day and Night Dig

November 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Franklin Mineral Museum, 32 Evans Street
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

OUR LAST COLLECTING EVENT FOR 2020! The Franklin Mineral Museum will be open for rock collecting on Saturday November 7, 2020. The Buckwheat Dump will be open for collecting from Noon-5 PM and then from 6 PM-10 PM for a night dig. Cost is $12/Adult and $10/Child (3-16). Rock poundage is $2/lb for day time and $4/lb during night dig. All Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. All NJ COVID guidelines must be followed. Collectors may bring their…

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Year End Mineral Sale

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Mineral Museum, 32 Evans Street
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

OUR YEAR END MINERAL SALES EVENT. This event will the Franklin Mineral Museum's last event for the year 2020! The Franklin Mineral Museum WILL be having its year-end mineral sales at the Franklin Mineral Museum location ONLY. The date is November 14th, Saturday, for ONE day ONLY. The time will be 10 AM to 4 PM. The museum will ONLY be open for the mineral sale in Kraissl Hall. Collection #502 (deaccessioned ex-Bill Welsh Collection) will be 25% off. All…

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May 2021

Summer Night Dig Series on the Buckwheat Dump # 1

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Franklin Mineral Museum, 32 Evans Street
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

This will be a series of night digs on the freshly turned Buckwheat Dump ! Digs will be open to all ages and families are encouraged. The digs will follow the Mill Site Pile dig schedule. May 22, 2021  7:00 pm -11:00 pm Prices are as follows: Adults $15.00 Children 13 and under $12.00 The poundage fee for these night digs will be $4.00 per pound. A hold harmless agreement and Covid waiver must be signed at time of entry.…

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June 2021

Summer Series Night Dig on the Buckwheat #2

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Franklin Mineral Museum, 32 Evans Street
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

Digs will be open to all ages and families are encouraged. 7 - 10 pm No preregistration required. Prices are as follows: Adults $15.00 Children 13 and under $12.00 The poundage fee for these night digs will be $4.00 per pound. A hold harmless agreement and Covid waiver must be signed at time of entry. No Pre-Registration is required. Collectors may bring their own tools, but carpenters(claw) hammers are not allowed. Safety glasses MUST be worn if using tools. No…

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July 2021

Summer Series Night Dig on the Buckwheat #3

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Franklin Mineral Museum, 32 Evans Street
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

Digs will be open to all ages and families are encouraged. 7 - 10 pm No preregistration required. Prices are as follows: Adults $15.00 Children 13 and under $12.00 The poundage fee for these night digs will be $4.00 per pound. A hold harmless agreement and Covid waiver must be signed at time of entry. No Pre-Registration is required. Collectors may bring their own tools, but carpenters(claw) hammers are not allowed. Safety glasses MUST be worn if using tools. No…

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Franklin Pond Mineral Swap and Sale

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Franklin Boro Park, Franklin Ave & Cork Hill Road
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

In Franklin Boro Park at the Sports Field ALL TYPES of Rocks and Minerals from Franklin and around the world. Don't Miss It ! No entry fee for buyers   Dealer setup will be at 7am. Dealer spaces will be $10 per table up to 3 tables. 4 tables or more are $40 for a 12' x 20' spot. All proceeds benefit the Franklin Mineral Museum RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 1st

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August 2021

Summer Series Night Dig on the Buckwheat #4

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Franklin Mineral Museum, 32 Evans Street
Franklin, NJ 07416 United States

Digs will be open to all ages and families are encouraged. 7 - 10 pm No preregistration required. Prices are as follows: Adults $15.00 Children 13 and under $12.00 The poundage fee for these night digs will be $4.00 per pound. A hold harmless agreement and Covid waiver must be signed at time of entry. No Pre-Registration is required. Collectors may bring their own tools, but carpenters(claw) hammers are not allowed. Safety glasses MUST be worn if using tools. No…

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