The Morris Museum Mineralogical Society (MMMS) was founded in 1971 to promote interest and education in the various earth sciences and, in particular, the subjects of geology, mineralogy, paleontology, lapidary and related subjects.
The MMMS meets at the Morris Museum at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, except in July and August. Most meetings, which are open to the public, feature a speaker who delivers an illustrated lecture.
The society also hosts Rock and Mineral Weekend on Thanksgiving weekend every year at the Museum. After many years of hosting the Gem, Mineral, and Fossil sale on the grounds of Delbarton School in Morristown, the show is now held in August on Museum grounds.
For more information about membership in the club and its activities, email [email protected]
Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Sale
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Shop with top mineral, gem and fossil dealers. Thousands of specimens and books, jewelry (including overstock from the Morris Museum Collection) will be available for purchase.
Children under 12: $3*
* Includes Museum Admission
Vendors interested in being part of this day can contact John Sanfaçon at 201.787.0545.
Rock and Mineral Weekend
Friday November 20, 2019, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Saturday November 30, 2019, 10:00AM-2:00PM
Sunday December 1, 2019, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Organized by the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society, this popular, annual weekend event is free to the public with admission to the museum. It is generally held the weekend of the Thanksgiving holiday in November. Science enthusiasts of all ages will have the opportunity to examine fossils, minerals and fluorescent rocks. Guest speakers, mineral and fossil displays; workshops and games add to the weekend tradition.
Visitors may start or add to their own rock collections with purchases from commercial vendors and Morris Museum overstock. Items for sale hail from all parts of the world and include fine, collectible specimens as well as purely ornamental pieces. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own rock, fossil and mineral specimens for traditional and computerized identification. In addition, exhibitors share their own private collections of world-class fluorescent minerals.
Friday, November 29, 2019
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Visit our Rock and Mineral Gallery, visit our vendors, and enjoy “Touch the Music” with Claudia Lemmerz (12:00PM – 2:00PM).
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Examine rare fossils, see world-class mineral displays, and watch fascinating earth science videos. Society members will be on hand to identify your rocks and minerals. Peruse the offerings of top mineral, gem, fossil and jewelry dealers.
Enjoy fascinating talks by guest speakers:
Fossil expert Derek Yoost: “New Jersey Fossils” – Saturday, 3:00PM
Prof. Steve Okulewicz: Mineral Magic Show – Saturday, 1:00PM and Sunday, 2:00PM
“Gold Mining in Alaska” – Sunday, 3:00PM
Non Members: FREE with Museum Admission