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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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 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

April 16: Rock Spheres: Discovery Cubed, by Jim Garthe

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

October 15: Charles R. Knight- Art and Geology, by Dr.Charles E. Miller, Jr.
Rhoda Knight Kalt will be giving the introduction.

November 19: research in Antarctica, 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





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