Orange County Mineral Society, Inc.

A Non-Profit Organization Established in 1953 In Orange County, New York

Field Trips

You must be a PAID member in good standing of the Orange County Mineral Society in order to attend any field trip. Members are covered under the club Insurance. 

Safety is our #1 Priority on all field trips.


1. Work Boots or hiking Boots. NO FLIP FLOPS, SANDALS, OR OPEN TOE SOFT SHOE.
2. Long Pants ( Tuck into socks)
3. Long sleeve shirt (light color best)
4. Hat
5. Hard Hat is required when collecting in an active quarry or mine.
6. Eye protection Always


1. Crack hammer (3 or 4 Lb)
2. Variety of chisels 1” by 12” long, ½” by 8” long  ( you will have a collection of these as your needs require)
3. A backpack or bucket to carry your tools and rocks
4. news paper to wrap the good rocks
5. pen and paper to write notes

Reminder: Rocks are heavy it does not take many to add up the poundage.
Also bring Bug Repellant, Sun Block, and water. 

Sterling Hill Mine

Field Trip Photos - Saturday, October 15, 2022      10 AM