Registration and Trip Information

April 28, 2018

Along with the Annual NJESA
Gem and Mineral Show & Outdoor Swap & Sell!

The Delaware Valley Earth Science Society (DVESS), in cooperation with the Franklin Mineral Museum, invite you to share an internationally famous collecting experience.

This field trip has attracted dedicated collectors from across the globe.
Be one of them this year!
It WILL be an historic and memorable event.

CLICK HERE    for Schedule of Events

Tripmaster Letters will be posted here as they are issued.

Tripmaster Letter #8       
April 19, 2018
       [ PDF ]
Tripmaster Letter #7       
April 8, 2018
       [ PDF ]
Tripmaster Letter #6       
March 29, 2018
       [ PDF ]
Tripmaster Letter #5       
March 27, 2018
       [ PDF ]
Tripmaster Letter #4       
March 24, 2018
       [ PDF ]
Tripmaster Letter #3       
March 22, 2018
       [ PDF ]
Tripmaster Letter #2       
March 10, 2018
       [ PDF ]
Tripmaster Letter #1       
March 2, 2018
       [ PDF ]

Click here for quick registration.

Click here for Schedule of Events.

Click here for current Premium Group assignments.

Registration limited - register early.
[if you already know about the Diggg and just want to register]
[ click here ]

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) click here

There will be an ORIENTATION meeting
for new GlowHounds at 10 a.m.
to tell you about the site and the day's events --
meet near the Registration Area.

Read the following terms, and then use the link above to reserve your spot . . .
Franklin Super Diggg™


Saturday April 28th, 2018

This is a closed event;
because of of insurance regulations you must belong to
or join a mineral club to participate on this date.
See insurance information link.

Pre-registration is strongly suggested --
it will reduce check-in time significantly..

9 AM to 11 PM

· Restroom facilities
· Electricity (in darkroom)
· Off-road parking area
· Darkroom for admiring your fluorescent minerals.


In addition, there are rules and requirements
that are common to "the dig” in general - these are below:

Tools, Safety Glasses and UV lights will be available for purchase at the Franklin Museum.

Attendance is by advance reservation. Sign up early!
See below for details on registering online with PAYPAL or by check.
We MUST have at least 100 people . and . . .
in case you are wondering, it IS “rain or shine” -- so come prepared!!!

* Local hotels/motels fill up quickly, so if you are staying in the area overnight
be sure to reserve early. Dining facilities in the area can be found here .

* All collectors must carry liability insurance that covers damage to the property, such as the insurance offered by the EFMLS to its affiliate clubs. CLICK HERE for summary of INSURANCE requirements.

Your club must co-sponsor the activity in order to be covered by Federation policies.

If you have no other means of insurance, you may join the DVESS on-site (while registering) to get coverage by the DVESS insurance.
For full information regarding insurance requirements, CLICK HERE .

Collectors enter any site at their own risk and must sign a hold-harmless liability waiver when registering.

* Standard Federation safety rules apply – safety goggles and durable footwear are mandatory (no sneakers or sandals). Work gloves are strongly recommended.

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Other questions?
send email to:


Trip Master

Jeff Winkler
55 White Way
Pompton Lakes NJ 07442

Phone: 973-835-2582
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