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Sterling Hill Mining Museum: Museum Minerals

Our next post on the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, New Jersey, focuses on the minerals and displays of the museum. The highlight of the museum is the mine tour and preservation of the historic zinc mine for public view and exploring. The museum also has many mineral specimens and mining artifacts. These include historical artifacts related to the days of active mining, regional artifacts, and general mining and mineral artifacts of interest. 


However, the most significant part of the museum collection is their exceptional worldwide collection and important collection of local Franklin and Sterling Hill minerals. This post features the regional minerals of the collection.


Large Boulder with Vein of Zinc Ore
Large Boulder with Vein of Zinc Ore

Various Minerals from the Sterling Hill Mine
Various Minerals from the Sterling Hill Mine

Polished Ore of Franklinite, Willemite, and Calcite
Polished Ore of Franklinite, Willemite, and Calcite

Fluorescent Minerals from Sterling Hill
Fluorescent Minerals from Sterling Hill

Hemimorphite Crystals from the Passaic Pit in Sterling Hill
Hemimorphite Crystals from the Passaic Pit in Sterling Hill

Ore Car in the Landmesser Tunnel
Stalactites and Stalagmites from Old Workings at the Sterling Hill Mine

Rhodonite Crystals from the Franklin Mine
Rhodonite Crystals from the Franklin Mine

Rare Green Willemite Gemmy Crystals
Rare Green Willemite Gemmy Crystals

Blocky Willemite Crystals from the Franklin Mine
Blocky Willemite Crystals from the Franklin Mine

Minerals from the Paul Chortney Collection
Minerals from the Paul Chortney Collection

Large, Well-Formed Andradite Garnet from Sterling Hill
Large, Well-Formed Andradite Garnet from Sterling Hill

Franklinite with Zincite in Calcite from the Franklin Mine
Franklinite with Zincite in Calcite from the Franklin Mine

Rhodonite Crystals from the Franklin Mine
Rhodonite Crystals from the Franklin Mine

Green Microcline var. Amazonite from the Franklin Mine
Green Microcline var. Amazonite from the Franklin Mine

The World's Best Allactite Specimen, from the Franklin Mine
The World's Best Allactite Specimen, from the Franklin Mine

Fluorescent Franklin District Minerals: Willemite (Green) and Calcite (Red)
Fluorescent Franklin District Minerals: Willemite (Green) and Calcite (Red)

One of the Additional Fluorescent Displays, in the Geotec Center
One of the Additional Fluorescent Displays, in the Geotec Center