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Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Sterling Hill Mining Museum 4-26-08
Entering the grounds of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Sterling Hill Mining Museum 4-26-08
Entering the grounds of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Sterling Hill Mining Museum 4-26-08
Entering the grounds of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
TitleSterling Hill Mining Museum
Year of opening1990
DescriptionVisitors to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum step back in time as they enter the grounds of this former industrial site. The museum exhibits, offices, and other facilities are housed in the original buildings used by the New Jersey Zinc Company when the mine was operational. Most of the on-site structures date from two major periods of construction, the first from 1914 to about 1930, and the second from 1954 to 1957. Several of these buildings, as well as the underground zinc mine itself, are featured parts of our public tours. Additional buildings, not yet open to the public, are slated to become part of the museum at some time in the future. The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is the only place in New Jersey where members of the public can tour a large underground mine and see for themselves how mining was done at one of the world's most famous mineral localities. Displays include antique mining and milling equipment, local and worldwide minerals and large specimens of metal ores.
Museum Address30 Plant Street
Ogdensburg
New Jersey
United States
Website address http://www.sterlinghillminingmuseum.org
Mindat Locality regionSussex Co., New Jersey, USA
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