Morris Museum Mineralogical Society

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Organized: 1971
Joined EFMLS: 1988

Board Members:

President:
Kathy Francis
Vice President:
Mark Kucera
Secretary:
Brendan Dunn
Treasurer:
John Sanfacon
EFMLS Liason:
John Sanfacon
Editor:
Brendan Dunn
Webmaster:
Newsletter:
The Rockhound Register

Public Contact Information:

Region 2
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month
19:00:00
Due to COVID-19 we are currently meeting via Zoom Otherwise 3rd Saturday of the month. 11:00 am (with no COVID)
Shows:
1st Saturday in August
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Additional Show/Swap Details:
we also have another date, which is the Friday thru Sunday after Thanksgiving

Additional Info:

The Morris Museum’s geological collection, considered one of the best in New Jersey, is home to numerous specimens from throughout the world, but has a focus on the state’s own mineralogical profile. In fact, the geological collection represents 100 percent of New Jersey’s minerals, including Franklin and Watchung Mountain materials.

In the Rock and Mineral Gallery, visitors can experience a variety of geological specimens in an interactive, hands-on setting or walk into a dark “cave” in which they can enjoy the fluorescent properties of certain pieces in a specialized light setting. The museum is proud to host a display of Favorite Minerals from the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society, made possible by individual lenders from the society, in addition to its subject-specific cases addressing different types of minerals, how minerals obtain their unique and often brilliant colors and the making of synthetic gems. Additionally, visitors can compare and contrast the three different types of rock (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) in a side-by-side exhibit.

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