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Overview of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Mineral Collecting
Education
Fossil Discovery Center
Rock Discovery Center
Ellis Astronomical Observatory
Testimonials

 

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Step Into Earth Science

An enduring geological mystery. A world-famous mineral deposit. And, it’s all right here in a New Jersey museum, just an hour’s drive from New York’s George Washington Bridge!

 

Zinc with Willemite
Willemite veins in zinc ore.

 

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Public Tours Daily:

starts promptly at 1 P.M.

Ticket Prices (includes tour only) 

Adult: $12

Senior: $11 (65+)

                 Child: $9 (4-12 years old)

  •  2 hour underground walking tour     
  • The Mine is 56, so bring a light jacket
  • Wheelchair/stroller accessible
  • Recommended to arrive 15 minutes before tour starts
July&August(including Labor Day Weekend):Daily Public Tours @ 10 A.M.&1 P.M.

 

Gift Shop Open Daily: 10A.M.-3 P.M.

 

Rock Discovery Center: every Saturday & Sunday at 12 P.M

  • Admission fee: $4 per person
  • Learn about, identify, collect and keep 6 different rock and mineral specimens

Rock & Mineral Collecting:

  • $5 admission fee to enter dump                           

  • $1.50 for each lb. collected

  • Must be 7+

  • Closed footwear required (NO open-toed shoes/flip flops)

  • Eye protection required for hammer use

Our rock and mineral dump is full of world famous flourescent minerals from Sterling Hill/Franklin, but also includes sections of minerals from all around the globe!
     Rock Hammers are available for rental in the gift shop -Guests may bring their own approved rock hammers (no claw hammer or ball peen)
Paperwork is required for Rock & Mineral Collecting
Print and fill out forms at home for faster admission!

Single Adult Release Form                                    Guardian and Child Release Form

 

Interested in a private group tour*? 973-209-7212

Book early to get your preferred date.

*Groups must have 15 or more people to schedule a tour, less than 14 persons should attend the Daily Public Tour*

We Offer Many Group Tours Including:

  • Educational Field trips

  • College Level Tours (Geology, History, ect.)

  • All Scout Groups

  • Birthday Parties

  • Home School Groups

  • Photography Tours

  • Organizations, Clubs, Camps & more! 

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Upcoming Special Events

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (Nighttime: Museum Members only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Description: 

Night collecting at Sterling Hill is scheduled twice a year for museum members only. Collecting is allowed on the Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit  and "saddle" areas.  Bring sturdy footwear, a strong hammer (carpenter's claw hammers not allowed), and eye protection.  A dark room with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of fluorescent minerals. Read details Mineral Collecting.


Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 per pound for any minerals taken. Fee does NOT include mine tour.
Age Requirements: 7 years & up on the Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Ogdensburg 5K Run/Walk: Major Race in a Miner Town
Where: 5K starts in Front of Elementry School on Main St., Ogdensburg
Time: 7AM-12PM
Description: 

The O'Burg 5k Run will pass through Sterling Hill's Underground Zinc Mine to raise funds to benefit the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad

Kid Friendly (7+) Miner's Mile Run/Walk for Kids starts at 8AM and The O'burg 5k Run/Walk starts at 9AM-12PM  

Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome! Participants recieve FREE admission to The Sterling Hill Mining Museum!

Click to Register or learn more!

Run/Walk Registration includes goodie bag, O'Burg 5K T-Shirt and a cool Sterling Hill Museum mineral while supplies last

Fees: Online Registration: $25
Age Requirements: Age 7+
Contact: Andy Ball  973-222-8748  andyran2832@yahoo.com

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: 

Collecting is allowed on the Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit  and "saddle" areas.  This event is open to the public.  Bring sturdy footwear, a strong hammer (carpenter's claw hammers not allowed), and eye protection.  A dark room with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of fluorescent minerals. Read details Mineral Collecting.


Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 per pound for any minerals taken. Fee does NOT include mine tour.
Age Requirements: 7 years & up on the Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere
Contact:   973-209-MINE  

 

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The Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Our mission is to tell the story of the Sterling Hill Mine and to
inspire learning about earth sciences, engineering, and the responsible
use of the earth’s nonrenewable resources.