Saturday, August 11
Get on the bus to Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ!
Visit an underground zinc mine and much more!
All are welcome. Kids and teens are free and adults pay only the price of admission!
Tour includes a visit to the Zobel Exhibit Hall and the Underground Mine.
Zobel Exhibit Hall
The Zobel Exhibit Hall contains thousands of mining-related items on display, including equipment used for explosives, moving and crushing ore, mine ventilation, mine lighting, and laboratory study of the ores. Also featured are displays of the local fluorescent minerals, and large mineral samples out in the open, meant to be touched.
A 1,300-ft underground walking tour through the Sterling Hill mine is a featured part of the tour. Within the mine passages are numerous pieces of equipment used while the mine was in operation, plus exhibits on the mining process. Visitors will see the lamp room, the shaft station, mine galleries dating to the 1830’s, the ever-popular fluorescent “Rainbow Tunnel,” a sight-and-sound blasting demonstration (drift round) and much more. The mine tour takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes and is accessible by wheelchairs and strollers.
The Thomas S. Warren Museum of Flourescence
Substances that glow under ultraviolet light, the phenomenon known as fluorescence, are illustrated in the Thomas S. Warren Museum of Fluorescence in various ways — by minerals, rocks, household objects, decorative objects, even liquids. Click here to see samples.
Featured image by Dmadeo – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6567175