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 generally held on the first Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Please contact the President to verify time and location for a particular month.
See the JUNIOR ROCKHOUNDS schedule .
Regular Meetings: 2014
January 15: Twenty Years of NMS History
February 19: How Diamonds Form
March 19: Geode Night! 6:00 p.m. start, presentation around 7:15
May 21: Chert, the popular variety of silicon dioxide, by Dr. Duff Gold
no meetings in June or July
August 20: Geology from the Air, by Dr.Charles E. Miller, Jr.
September 17: Show & Tell by the members & guests
Rhoda Knight Kalt will be giving the introduction.
November 19: The WAIS Divide Ice Core Project; Mineralogy and Physical Properties of Antarctic Ice, by Don Voigt
December 17: (tentative) Holiday Dinner
Special Events planned for 2014:
Minerals Junior Education Day Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Central PA Institute of Science & Technology, Pleasant Gap
NMS at ClearWater Conservancy Spring Creek Festival
NMS at Houserville Harvest Festival October 5, 2014