Almost everything man-made has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mining Museum they'll show you just how it's done. From drilling and blasting to the processing of the ore, they’ve got it all! Come take a ¼ mile underground walking adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in NJ.
Along the way you will see a mining equipment history display, a drilling and blasting demonstration and the world famous fluorescent “Rainbow Tunnel” where everybody gets to take home a fluorescent mineral specimen. Right here in NJ is one of the world's richest zinc ore deposits. This area boasts over 350 minerals, about 70 of which fluoresce, that's about 10% of the known minerals in the world right here in NJ as well as the richest fluorescent mineral deposit in the world. You can collect minerals from all over the world, including fluorescence.