“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.”
This is a John Wolf Memorial Trip. We'll meet at the farm starting at 10:00 A.M. There is a long driveway directly across the street from a school complex & we'll be there until 3:30 or 4:00.
We will collect only in the area to the left of the driveway and only as far back as the old house. Everyone needs to sign up with me so that I know that everyone knows this. This is a working farm.
We’ll walk the field and collect petrified wood (cypress), probably originally deposited in the Cretaceous or Paleocene Rancocas Group and later redeposited in a Pleistocene bed. No special equipment is necessary; in fact, you should leave your tools at home so that we do not do anything to cause erosion on this low-till farm. Here's a link to a nice write up about one of our trips to a nearby site:
The trip will not be called off for light rain but thunder is a different matter: we cannot be the highest things in the field!
There is more than one way to get there but if you go through Middleton, there is a good pitstop at the Starbucks at 454 East E Main St., and Wawa at 690 Middletown Odessa Road (same road as Main St. going out of town). Your GPS is your friend.
This month, we will learn how to properly identify minerals. This includes creating your very own mineral ID kit!
Times: 9 am till dark (exacts will be in the Trip Flyer)
Location: Mohawk Valley MM site in Sprakers, NY (more details will be in Flyer)
Meet-up location : MVMM Rock Shack 8:15 AM Meet-up
Attendance: 75 people total MAX. (NoJMS and FM-NJ)
Ages allowed: 7 y.o. and up; kids 13 y.o. and under must ALWAYS be in close contact with and supervised by parents
** SEVERAL PORTA-JOHNS ON SITE **
NOTE ** this time we can bring our OWN Hard hats and save the typical 25 $ extra "yearly member" fee !
EVERYONE must now pay the full p/p $ 105 or $65 as a Deposit, by AT LATEST, Sat Oct 14 - Deposits must be paid by Credit Card or Venmo ONLY – you must call the MVMM Office and speak to Janel and spell out either NoJMS or FM-NJ, and mention that we have Zone #2 reserved for Sat Nov 11.
– MVMM Office # is 518-914-9110 (speak with Janel).
For more specific trip Mohawk VMM info – refer to Website https://mvmineralmining.com/ and look under the “Preparing for your Trip” and “Booking your Trip” sections, and FAQs
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