Visiting NJ made sexy by Science Friday

Never thought I would say this, but I wouldn’t mind visiting NJ – the town of Franklin some day to see the beautiful “Rock Stars“, some of them as old as the Rolling Stones .

In 1968, the New Jersey Senate decreed the town of Franklin a geological wonder: “The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World.” Over 350 different minerals have been found in the area, ninety of which glow brilliantly under ultraviolet light. There are two mineral museums devoted to fluorescing rocks, the region’s unusual geology and its zinc mining history.