The Nittany Lion looks out from a 
Central Pennsylvania doubly terminated quartz crystal.  Artwork © John Passaneau.
Nittany Mineralogical Society, Inc.
State College, Pennsylvania

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Your local non-profit mineral, gem and rock club
generally meets the third Wednesday of each month, August through May.
We now meet in Penn State's Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, on White Course Drive off North Atherton Street.
See driving directions and campus maps.
All are welcome to attend our meetings!
Parents must provide supervision of minors.

Mineral collectors and rockhounds, earth scientists and dinosaur lovers will all enjoy our activities.

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Field Trips Junior Rockhounds Meetings Minerals Junior Education Day March 28 2020
We regret to announce that our March 18th meeting has been canceled. Penn State is not holding classes on campus due to the coronavirus and has directed that “All nonessential events should be canceled.”

Minerals Junior Education Day 2020:
Sadly, because of the coronavirus situation, we have CANCELED Minerals Junior Education Day which had been planned for March 28. We will investigate the possibility of holding it later in the year. We thank everyone - students, parents, volunteers - for your support.


Weekly Junior Rockhounds Meetings have been delayed until April 6. Watch this web site for any updates.

Even though we're not meeting in person, there's lots of interesting material in the March Bulletin

For additional current news see our NMS Bulletin (link at top of sidebar at left).

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and PARKING for Earth & Engineering Sciences Building meetings on the Penn State campus (NOT Minerals Junior Ed. Day): After 5:00 p.m. and on weekends, free parking is available immediately across the street from the building. From North Atherton St. (Business Rt. 322) between College Avenue and Park Avenue, turn west (toward the golf course) off North Atherton at the traffic signal marked "White Course Drive." Go past the parking attendant's booth, follow the curve to the left, then turn right into the parking lot before reaching the stop sign. The building entrance is a little beyond the center of the lot, at the crosswalk. Enter the building, then go all the way across the lobby for our social hour & meeting room. We have a simple map at http://www.nittanymineral.org/EESBmap.jpg. For official campus maps see http://www.geog.psu.edu/print-campus-maps .

T-shirts in Galapagos Blue and Texas Orange
NMS has in stock T-shirts in Galapagos blue, Texas orange (both shown here) and royal blue.


A station at our Minerals Junior Education Day
A station at our Minerals Junior Education Day


Celestine crystal cluster 2016: CELESTINE: Pennsylvania State Mineral?


Collecting in a quarry
Collecting crystals in a quarry


Five different posters
We have 2013 (and other) posters for sale!

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