See the main page for a detailed description of the next meeting and driving directions.
We are now meeting in Penn State's Earth and Engineering Sciences Building,
on White Course Drive off North Atherton Street, State College, PA.
(Except our December meeting, usually a holiday dinner held off-campus.)
Mineral collectors and rockhounds, earth scientists and dinosaur lovers will all enjoy our activities.
All are welcome to attend our meetings!
Board of Directors Meetings are held as needed on the Thursday two weeks before the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Please contact the President to verify time and location for a particular month.
Regular Meetings: 2017
January 18: Establishing the Foundation for Rhyolite Sourcing of Native American Artifacts, by Barry E. Scheetz, Tim Murtha and Gregory H. Bondar
February 15: Where's the Lead? (at Fort Roberdeau), by George Pedlow
March 15: Most everything you wanted to know about The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits and George C. Page Museum, Los Angeles, California by Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.
April 19: Applications of Mineralogy to Archaeology: Part IV. Visions of the Past, by Barry E. Scheetz, Zachary Nelson, Guillermo Mata Amado and Antonio Prado
May 17:The Curiosity Rover at Gale Crater, insights from a New Member of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission, by Dr. Christopher House
no meetings in June or July
August 16: Show and Tell by the members and guests
September 20: Nicolaus Steno: founder of mineralogy, by Andrew A. Sicree, Ph.D.
October 18: From the Drake Well to the Marcellus Shale: A Story of Science and Technology, by Mike Canich, Geologic Consultant
November 15: Iceland: A Geological Tour, by Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.
December 13 (note date change): Holiday Dinner at Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant
Special Events planned for 2017:
Minerals Junior Education Day Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Central PA Institute of Science & Technology, Pleasant Gap
NMS Picnic Sunday September 10; see August NMS Bulletin