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

Our Calendar

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Regular Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, August through May, unless otherwise announced.
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: 2015

September 16: Quarries and open pits windows into Earth
Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.
Geologist, State College, PA

October 21: Sourcing of Archaeological Lithics
Dr. Barry Scheetz, Penn State
joint meeting with Bald Eagle Archaeological Society

November 18: Prevention of acid drainage at coal surface mines and highway construction projects through alkaline addition. Lessons learned from Central Pennsylvania.
Michael Smith, P.G.,
PA DEP, Moshannon District Mining Operations.

December 16: (tentative) Holiday Dinner

Special Events planned for 2015:

NMS Picnic, with Penn State Geosciences Club - Sunday, September 20. 2015

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