Most People Have No Idea This Unique Tunnel In New Jersey Exists
If you live in North Jersey, perhaps even Central or South, you may be familiar with the name “Sterling Hill.” Sterling Hill Mining Museum is one of the most unique museums in the Garden State, offering a wide variety of activities. In addition to the museum, visitors have the opportunity to mine for gemstones, dig for fossils, observe the night sky and so much more. What you may not realize is that there is a network of tunnels underground, several of which are open to the public.
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Wherever you are in New Jersey, this unique mine in Ogdensburg (Sussex County) is worth the drive. In July and August, tours will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Admission is just $12 for adults, $9 for children and $11 for seniors. Everyone goes home with a fluorescent mineral. The experience is unforgettable and the site is truly remarkable. Scientists still can’t fully explain how this massive collection of mineral deposits formed. If you’ve overlooked this gem in the past, don’t miss out any longer. After you’ve explored the tunnels, check out These 10 Incredible Places In New Jersey That Will Bring Out The Explorer In You.
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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