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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April 2023:
How to Study an Asteroid: Penn State's role in NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission
by Dr. Kate Freeman
See also this news story.

March 2023:
Geode Night - Journey of the Mexican Geode, Las Choyas Geode Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
by Jeff Smith

February 2023:
A Modernized Stratigraphic Framework: Revising and Reconciling Stratigraphy Across Pennsylvania
by Hailey Filippelli

September 2022:
Flintknapping 101
by Ken Burton

August 2022:
Show & Tell
by members and visitors

May 2022:
Pennsylvania Caves: A Geological Overview
by Dr. William B. White

April 2022:
Land and Geology of Pennsylvania
"A Portrait of our Commonwealth"
by Dr. Robert Altamura

February 2022:
Applied Paleontology
by Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.

January 2022:
The Seven Metals of Antiquity That Forged the Modern World
by Paul Fagley

September 2021:
Iris Agates and Cantor Dusts: The Textural Complexity of Agates
by Dr. Peter Heaney

We are grateful to GIA and Dr Heaney for providing this video of his presentation from the 2021 Sinkankas Symposium, as we did not record his NMS presentation.

August 2021:
Show and Tell
by the members

May 2021:
"Evolution" of a Fossil Arthrophycus Alleghaniensis: The story of the "Jointed Seaweed"
by Paul Fagley

Also see photo: variety of diameters of Arthrophycus

April 2021:
Start to Finish: The Process of Mining to Selling New Mexico Thundereggs
by Lori Lytle Coleman

March 2021:
Gembone: Gem Dino Bone
by Daniel Bontempo

February 2021:
Caves and Karst:
The Crossroads of the Geosciences
by Dr. George Veni, National Cave and Karst Research Institute

January 2021:
Dinosaurs of Pennsylvania:
What we know about them and their neighbors
by Dr. Steven Jasinski, State Museum of Pennsylvania

December 2020:
Spherical Structures in Rhyolite
by Daniel Bontempo

November 2020:
Making the Case for Celestine as the Pennsylvania State Mineral
by Dr. Peter Heaney, Penn State

Summer 2020:
Nicolaus Steno, the most important scientist you've never heard of (the father of mineralogy, crystallography, geology, and paleontology).
by Dr. Andrew Sicree
It is in two parts on YouTube (improved audio clarity in this presentation); to view it, use each of the following links:
Part 1 Part 2

May 2020:
Fluorite: The Fourth Mineral
by Dr. Andrew Sicree
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

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