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Address: 32 Evans St, Franklin, NJ
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Franklin Mineral Museum

Nice! lots of mining history in Franklin . Good for smaller kids but the Sterling Hill mine in nbearby Ogdensburg is much better and well worth the $$ .

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice! lots of mining history in Franklin . Good for smaller kids but the Sterling Hill mine in nbearby Ogdensburg is much better and well worth the $$ .

1 Thank fred s
new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great for rock fanatics and anyone interested in rocks and mining. It's a small place but there is so much to see! The fluorescent room is amazing and is surely the highlight. The mine replica was interesting as well. We went down to the rock field and picked out some cool rocks to take home which was lots of fun.... More 

1 Thank schmutaki
Vernon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I took our granddaughters to the museum last summer, ages 14-7. On the tour we saw what a mine really looks like...it was cool down there, you might need a light jacket. The fluorescent rocks are beautiful and you are allowed to take a small one home. The guide was interesting to all ages. It took about an hour for... More 

1 Thank twoshots2
Montville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 847 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Open M-F (10-4pm), Sat (!0-5) and Sun (11-5), the Franklin Mineral Museum is a haven for Rock Hounds and Kids. Buy the combination ticket which is $12 for Adults, 712 yrs. ($8) and seniors ($10) and includes a visit to the Museum with display cases of (5,000 +) rocks and minerals from around the world. Helpful volunteers are present to... More 

2 Thank duck8to
Burlington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I took my grandchildren here not really knowing what to expect. They offer various packages you can purchase. We purchased the rock collecting and museum exhibit. A very nice gent escorted the children to an area where they would be archeologists. They got to unearth as much as they wanted as he explained archeology to them as well as what... More 

Thank jana_wolf9
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum without admission to the mineral mining. It is small but has fantastic specimens of franklinite and many other minerals. The set up for viewing the fluorescent franklinite was spectacular to see. The staff I talked to were extremely knowledgable and nice since I asked a lot of questions about the specimens. They had minerals for sale... More 

Thank aweiss00
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The museum looks small on the outside, but is quite large inside. They had rocks/minerals from around the world. Really enjoyed the local mineral/rock room. The beautiful colors and shapes. Who would have known there was so much in NJ. Makes me wonder what I have already collected. My favorite had to be the fluorescent room. The replica of the... More 

Thank NJ732
Bushkill, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I took my grandchildren age 10 and 15. It was a rainy day and I thought we would just tour the indoor exhibits. Most interesting was the fluorescent rocks and the reproduction of a mine. There was an impressive exhibition of rocks and minerals. We spent about an hour. We really would have enjoyed it more if the weather was... More 

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The museum is in the old mine power house. They have a great collection of minerals and a great place to collect in the pit. Very informative staff and displays. Even if minerals and mining are not your thing seeing the fluorescent display is well worth the visit.

Thank Ron D
Lafayette, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

More different minerals than any other place on earth! Former zinc mine. Fun to go out with a bucket and hunt for minerals and fluorescent minerals. Highlight huge fluorescent room with rocks that glow under ultraviolet light. Great shop to buy minerals or other cool gifts. Great way to educate children and adults. A must see.

Thank Joanna332

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