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Sterling Hill Mining Museum


From television screens and lighting treatments to make teeth whiter-than-white, fluorescence is known to all thanks to its presence in everyday life.

The Sterling Hill Mine in the small town of Ogdensburg, New Jersey, was once an internationally renowned zinc mine with one of the world’s richest zinc ore deposits. New Jersey was a key player in copper, iron and zinc mining, the latter of which was unparalleled in its richness and purity. Zinc is essential in myriad industries. To name but a few: automobiles (carburetors, door handles, and fuel pumps, all die-cast parts made of zinc, and tires), ceramics, and footwear.

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