Franklin Mineral Museum & Mine Replica

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Location: 32 Evans Street, Franklin, Sussex County (41°6'N , 74°35'W)
Open: MAR weekends. APR to NOV Mon-Sat 10-16, Sun 11-16:30. Guided tours hourly. [2003]
Fee: Guided tour: Adults $6, Children (-18) $3, Senior Citizen $4.
Rock Collecting: Adults $6, Non collectors $2, Children (-18) $4.00, poundage fee $1 per pound, Senior Citizen $4.
Combination: Adults $11, Children (-18) $6, Senior Citizen $7. Groups (10+): Adults $10, Children (-18) $5, Seniors $6. [2003]
Classification: MineZinc Mine SubterraneaMining Museum SubterraneaReplica Underground Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Address: Franklin Mineral Museum & Mine Replica, 32 Evans Street, PO Box 54, Franklin, NJ 07416, Tel: +1-973-827-3481. E-mail: contact
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02-JUN-1964 opened to the public.


Franklin Mineral Museum & Mine Replica is located in the fluorescent mineral capital of the world. The museum explains zinc mining in the area dating back to 1848 and earlier. It has a life-size mine replica which shows the visitor examples of mining methods used in the Franklin mines.