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FOMS Schedule

Meetings of the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society (FOMS) are open to the public. Dues (which includes subscription to the society's journal, The Picking Table) are $20 per year for individuals, and $25 for families.

For additional information on the FOMS, and contact details, see the FOMS page on this website.

Information below was kindly provided by Tema Hecht.

     
  FRANKLIN-OGDENSBURG MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC.
FALL – WINTER 2009 ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009
9:00 AM - Noon --- F.O.M.S. Field Trip --- Collecting at the Taylor Road site.
Meet at the Franklin Mineral Museum. Park, and walk from there. Fee charged.
10:00 AM - Noon --- F.O.M.S. Micro Group, Franklin Mineral Museum.
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM --- F.O.M.S. Meeting and Lecture, Franklin Mineral Museum:
The Mineralogy and Origins of the Iron Mines in the New Jersey Highlands,
by Dr. John H. Puffer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University.

Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, 2009
**53RD ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING GEM & MINERAL SHOW
Sponsored by the Franklin Mineral Museum.
Franklin Middle School, Washington St., Franklin, New Jersey.
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday (indoors), 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday (indoors).
The ticket price covers the show, The Pond outdoor swap, and admission to the
Franklin Mineral Museum: $7.00 per day for adults, $4.00 per day for children (6-16).

The Pond Swap-and-Sell, sponsored by the F.O.M.S., takes place outdoors
on the school grounds from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, and
from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday. Show admission required.

The F.O.M.S. Annual Banquet starts at 6:30 PM on Saturday at the Franklin Firehouse, Franklin, New Jersey.
Tickets may be obtained at the F.O.M.S. show table for $18.00. The meal is an all-you-can-eat buffet; soda, tea, and coffee are included. B.Y.O.B. After the banquet there will be an auction for the benefit of the F.O.M.S.
Please plan on donating a good specimen, artifact, book, etc.!

** Saturday and Sunday: Events at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
For more information, please call: (973) 209-7212, or visit the website at http://sterlinghillminingmuseum.org

Saturday, October 17, 2009
9:00 AM - Noon --- F.O.M.S. Field Trip --- Collecting at the Braen quarry (a.k.a. Franklin quarry),
Cork Hill Road, Franklin, New Jersey.
10:00 AM - Noon --- F.O.M.S. Micro Group, Franklin Mineral Museum.
1:30 - 3:30 PM --- F.O.M.S. Meeting and Lecture --- Franklin Mineral Museum:
Abandoned Mines of New Jersey, by Dan Lopez, mine researcher (www.abandonedmines.net).

**9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM---Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Collecting permitted on the Mine Run dump and in the Fill quarry, Passaic pit, and “Saddle” area.
For museum members only. $5.00 admission fee plus $1.50 for each pound of material taken.

Saturday, October 31, 2009
** 20th Annual ULTRAVIOLATION, a Show-Swap-Sell-Session featuring fluorescent minerals only.
First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, $2 donation. “If your rocks don’t glow, you’re at the wrong show.”
Table space available. For information, call 856-663-1383 or e-mail ultraviolation@yahoo.com.

Saturday, November 7, 2009
**6:30 PM – 9:30 PM — Night Dig on the Buckwheat dump, for the benefit of
the Franklin Mineral Museum. Doors open at 6:00 PM for check-in and mineral sales.
Admission $10.00 adult, $8.00 children 3-12 years of age.
Poundage fee: $3.00 per pound. Call for details: 973-827-3481.

Saturday, November 21, 2009
9:00 AM - Noon --- F.O.M.S. Field Trip --- Collecting on the Buckwheat dump. Fee charged.
10:00 AM - Noon --- F.O.M.S. Micro Group, Franklin Mineral Museum.
1:30 - 3:30 PM --- F.O.M.S. Meeting and Lecture --- Franklin Mineral Museum:
Mineral Oddities, Tucson 2009, by Richard Bostwick.

!!! Don’t miss our surprise guest to help celebrate the 50th year of the F.O.M.S. !!!

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Most F.O.M.S. field trips are open only to F.O.M.S. members aged 13 or older.
Proper field trip gear required: hard hat, protective eyewear, gloves, sturdy shoes.

**Activities so marked are not F.O.M.S. functions but may be of interest to its members.
Fees, and memberships in other organizations, may be required.

Any information in this schedule, including fees, is subject to change without notice.

The FOMS Activity Schedule is compiled by Tema Hecht thecht@att.net

Thanks go to Fred Young, Earl Verbeek, Ralph Thomas, the Franklin Mineral Museum,
and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum for this information.

Scheduled activities of the F.O.M.S. include meetings, field trips, and other events.
Regular meetings are held on the third Saturdays of March, April, May, June, September,
October, and November, and generally comprise a business session followed by a lecture.
F.O.M.S. meetings are open to the public, and are held at 1:30 PM,
usually in Kraissl Hall at the Franklin Mineral Museum,
Evans St., Franklin NJ (check listings for exceptions).

Most F.O.M.S. field trips are open only to F.O.M.S. members aged 13 or older.
Proper field trip gear required: hard hat, protective eyewear, gloves, sturdy shoes.

**Activities so marked are not F.O.M.S. functions but may be of interest to its members. Fees, and membership in other organizations, may be required.

Any information in this schedule, including fees, is subject to change without notice.

Compiled by Tema Hecht thecht@att.net


 
     

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