- Location: Howell, NJ
- 10/15/2022 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lang Shaft / Hamburg Mine /High St. (Phil Crabb property)
AFTERNOON INTO NIGHT DIG !!!!!
High St., Franklin, NJ. Private residence containing unique outcropping ofFranklin Marble and Dolomitic rock with CLOSEST-TO-SURFACE Zinc orebody contact, in Sussex County. Fluorescents incl. varieties of Willemite and Calcite, Sphalerite, Fluorapatite, Hydrozincite, even Hardystonite, and others. “Daylight” associated minerals incl. Franklinite, Quartz, Pyrite, Pyrrhotite, Rhodonite, Fluorite (massive), Epidote (massive), and others. New exciting finds as well, to be mentioned on trip.
Meet-up spot: Franklin Mineral Museum parking area (32 Evans St. Franklin, NJ 07416). Park on grass strip just to right of the end of the main Museum lot. Phil Crabb will meet us there at 4:00 pm and guide us to the parking on High St., which will be either on the property outskirt or street – side.
Trip Notes: Please carpool to High St. from FMM if possible.
MANDATORY: You MUST BRING YOUR OWN LW / SW / MW LAMP(s).
See details in the attached flyer. As with all trips - SIGN UP WITH GROUNDHOG DAVE (email / text / message)
And as with all trips - you must be a current FM-NJ member in good standing Dues - wise.
Thanks folks, have a good one and see you soon!
Location: 32 Evans St, Franklin, NJ 07416
Tools: Shovel, Pick, Sledgehammer, Chisels, Bucket
Post Event Write-Up:
Clubs in attendance: NoJMS, FM-NJ, FOMS and FMM invited
Attendees: HOST "Franklin" Phil Crabb, John Postas, Groundhog Dave, Steve "Pickles" Wien with Gracie; Ralph Bonard, Stephanie "Rock Queen" Koles, Ryan "Klock Man" Klockner, Suz, Jarrath and Nate Shaw; Will Pazik with John and James; "Lermanator" Dave Lerman, Pete DeKleine with wife and daughter; John Salvi, Dianne Soccio and Steve Jones; Eva Hughes, Steve Kuitems, Lauren Anderson.
We once again had a terrific afternoon into evening dig at the High St. property. We were introduced to a new large pile of material recently moved from nearby Rutherford Ave. Virtually everyone on hand took to the sizable pile immediately, and surveying around the pile perimeter. A few Hardystonite and Clinohedrite specimens were found around the periphery; however, digging in and down to the Franklin rocks was quickly what everyone took to. Steve "Pickles" Wien found a few small Hardy / Clino pieces early on, and not long after, Ryan Klockner followed suit. John Postas turned up one as well without having to dig too far down. Suz and Jarrath Shaw found a pair of nice Sussexites from their pile locations. A few folks found greenish glass slag remnants from the nearby Furnace. Some phosphorescent and green - daylight reactive Willemite pieces were found here and there. A few neat Franklinite slickenside specimens were found as well. Some folks myself included, found the now familiar dull yellow - fluorescing Calcite. Some unconfirmed fluorescent Fluorite was also found in the pile.