Mine For Minerals & Gems At New Jersey’s Sterling Hill Mining Museum For A One-Of-A-Kind Day Trip
The New York Times has called New Jersey one of the world’s richest sources of minerals and fossils. It is one of the best places for collecting in the U.S. outside of the West. We have large quantities of iron, copper, and zinc but even precious stones and metals including rubies and gold have been found here. While it’s unlikely we’ll strike it rich, mineral mining is still a fun, family-friendly activity. You can enjoy this experience at Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg.
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The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is truly a Jersey gem! Have you been yet?
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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