• Gift Shop open daily 10 am - 3 pm
  • Mine tours: January - June, weekends at 1 pm, July & August, weekends at 10 am and 1 pm
  • Rock Discovery Center: weekends at Noon
  • group tours by appointment
  • Daily underground mine tour
  • fossil discovery center
  • fluorescent rock display
  • fluorescent rock collecting area
  • Gift shop
  • café
  • wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • Mine tour: adults $12, seniors $11, Children 4-12 $9
  • Rock Discovery Center: $4 per person
  • Rock collecting: $5 plus $1.50 per pound of collected specimens

Sterling Hill Mining Museum

30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

(973) 209-7212

Located in the Franklin-Sterling Hill Mining District known for its rich zinc ore and florescent mineral deposits, the museum explores the story of the area's mining history and earth science research. The museum is situated on the grounds of the Sterling Mine, a former New Jersey Zinc Company mine, which successfully operated as New Jersey’s last underground mine until it ceased operating in 1986. The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is the only location in the state where an underground mine and its attendant facilities have been preserved almost intact and are open to the public.


  • Join the Underground Mine Tour and discover "glow-in-the-dark" fluorescent minerals
  • Dig for florescent rocks at the Mine Run Dump
  • See unique fossils and minerals at the Discovery Center
  • Spot the stars at the Ellis Astronomical Observatory
  • Explore the Zobel Exhibit Hall to see thousands of mining-related items

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