- Location: Howell, NJ
- 11/5/2022 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sterling Hill Mining Museum grounds 30 Plant St. Ogdensburg, NJ 07439. Collecting will be available on the Mine Run Dump and Worldwide Piles, and in the back Pit and Saddle areas / piles. This will be a pay per poundage dig, Sterling Hill’s normal rate. You must sign in with Ron Schulz and Groundhog Dave, and before leaving, you must get your BUCKETS weighed and pay your poundage collected. Variety of Fluorescent and Non-fluorescent / Daylight specimens found in all locations, most from Ogdensburg and nearby Franklin, NJ. World Famous locality for Fluorescents of the Zinc Orebody and Franklin Marble !!
Age Restriction: 10 y.o. +
Date: Sat. Nov 5
Meet-Up / Sign-Up Time: 4:00 pm (Trip starts very shortly after meet-up time)
Meeting Place: Sterling Hill Mining Museum - Pavilion 30 Plant St. Ogdensburg, NJ 07439. This address can be used for GPS purposes. Meet at / outside the Pavilion initially, for sign-in with Trip Leader, Groundhog Dave.
Cost: Ron Schulz will announce the poundage fee the day of the trip.
Trip Notes: Dig times will be shortly after 4:00 pm sign-in to 10:00 pm at latest. Please be on time for the 4:00 pm meet-up. There is plenty of parking, so no need to concern with carpooling. NOTE: PLAN TO BRING FOOD FOR DINNER; You may leave early to get dinner and return, but you MUST check in and out with Dave or Ron Schulz. By 10:00 pm, everyone must vacate the premises.
Location: 30 Plant St., Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
Fee: $/Per Pound Collected
Safety Information: Proper safety gear is required on ALL trips. (Glasses, sturdy footwear, Gloves) Hardhat is SUGGESTED if planning to dig in the back Pit / Saddle areas. Attendees will be required to sign an Attendance Sheet prior to the trip.
Tools: UV lamps (SW, LW), Dark Tarp, flashlight, Food (Dinner, snacks) + Drink, WATER, rock hammer, chisels, sledgehammer, rock pick, pry bar, BUCKET(s)
Post Event Write-Up:
Clubs in attend: NoJMS, FM-NJ
Field Trip Leaders: Ron "ChiselBuster" Schulz and Ryan "Klock Man" Klockner
Attendees: Ron "ChiselBuster" Schulz, Ryan "Klock Man" Klockner, Alaine "Lainie" Kamin, Dave "Lermanator" Lerman, Dawn Hill, Linda Lovstad, Gary Quam, WIll Pazik with sons; Suzanne, Jarrath and Nate Shaw; Avery Federico, John Salvi, Andrew Silver, Sam Camacho, John Montgomery with friend, and others
**NOTE: Groundhog Dave was NOT in attend **
We had another excellent outing recently, at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, for an afternoon to Night dig. Members were permitted to collect on the Mine Run Dump and Worldwide / Franklin Piles, for the going poundage fee rate. A number of notable finds were had by several members. Ryan "Klock Man" Klockner found a nice LW FL Zincite specimen, along with several multi-colored LW and SW FL Sphalerites. Other specimens found by various members included yellow and blue FL Calcites, various Willemites and Calcites, Hydrozincite, and some minor Barite, among others.
This collecting trip was originally scheduled with the understanding that the back Pits areas would be open for collecting; however a very recent decision by the Sterling Hill Board and Management for safety purposes, resulted in those areas being off limits. Nonetheless, attending Members still managed to find a variety of neat and interesting fluorescent specimens.
SPECIAL THANKS to Ron Schulz for assisting with weighing of folks' buckets and assisting folks with paying the poundage fees. Also for Ryan Klockner for stepping in as So - Field Trip Leader in the Groundhog's absence.