The Nittany Mineralogical Society - Calendar
     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: 2016

January 20: Landscapes and Geology of Pennsylvania, By Dr. Bob Altamura

February 17: A Geological Tour of Hawaii, by Dr. Charles E. Miller Jr.

March 16: Preliminary characterization of residual deposits on Joseph Priestley's Laboratory apparatus, by Dr. Barry Scheetz, Penn State

April 20: How drinking water quality is effectively protected in the Spring Creek Watershed, by Todd Giddings

May 18: Local Clay Deposits, by Roger Pollok

no meetings in June or July

August 17: Show and Tell, by NMS members and guests

September 21: Fluorite, the Fourth Mineral,
presented by Andrew A. Sicree,
based on Arvid Pasto's "Collectors' Guide to Fluorite"
       This talk focuses on widely collected, colorful, varied, interesting
       fluorite, as an example to introduce the beginning collector
       to some of the basic principles of mineralogy.

October 19: A Geological Tour of California - Los Angeles to San Francisco,
by Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.
       Interesting and varied, California geology - arising from factors
       including size, long coastline, two tectonic plates, and active faults -
       influences roads, cities, wildlife habitats, tourism, hazards, and more.

November 16: The Rogue Kimberlites of Indiana County, PA,
by Dr. Duff Gold
       Deep-seated intrusions are found in coal mines, but not (yet) at
       the surface. Why? We'll hear the story and think about the reasons.

December 21: Holiday Dinner & Sale, Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant

Special Events planned for 2016:

Minerals Junior Education Day Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Central PA Institute of Science & Technology, Pleasant Gap

NMS Picnic, with Penn State Geosciences Club - Sunday, September 11, 2016
See pages 1 & 2 of the August Bulletin.

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