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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Your local non-profit mineral, gem and rock club
generally meets the third Wednesday of each month, August through May.
We now meet in Penn State's Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, on White Course Drive off North Atherton Street.
See driving directions and campus maps.
All are welcome to attend our meetings!
Parents must provide supervision of minors.

Mineral collectors and rockhounds, earth scientists and dinosaur lovers will all enjoy our activities.

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Registration for Minerals Junior Education Day is now OPEN.
Registration is extended to March 30th. Tell your friends!



March 15th meeting in Room 113 I.S.T. Building:
Download and print a flyer.

Most everything you wanted to know about
The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits
and George C. Page Museum,
Los Angeles, California
by Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.

Our March meeting will be held Wednesday the 15th; NOTE THE LOCATION: same as last month, Room 113 Information Sciences & Technology (IST) Building (which bridges North Atherton St.) on the west side of the Penn State campus in State College, PA. From our usual parking lot, it is the building to the left of Earth & Engineering Sciences Building (EESB). The room is on the ground floor, accessible from either the end door facing EESB or the main door at the corner of the parking lot near Atherton St. Parking in that lot next to IST Building is free after 5:00 p.m. Maps are available on our web site.
    6:45 to 7:45 p.m.: Social hour, refreshments in the hallway
    7:45 to 8:00 p.m.: announcements, questions, answers
    about 8:00 p.m.: featured program

The event has free admission, free parking, and free refreshments, and is open to all; parents/guardians must provide supervision of minors. Bring your friends and share an interesting evening!

This world-famous National Natural Landmark in Hancock Park of Los Angeles is best known for its million-plus bones of saber-tooth cats, dire wolves, giant ground sloths, mastodons and mammoths, and other animals that lived from 38,000 years ago to the present. See the complete, illustrated article starting on page 4 of the March Bulletin.

For additional current news see our NMS Bulletin (link at top of sidebar at left).

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and PARKING for Earth & Engineering Sciences Building meetings on the Penn State campus (NOT Minerals Junior Ed. Day): After 5:00 p.m. and on weekends, free parking is available immediately across the street from the building. From North Atherton St. (Business Rt. 322) between College Avenue and Park Avenue, turn west (toward the golf course) off North Atherton at the traffic signal marked "White Course Drive." Go past the parking attendant's booth, follow the curve to the left, then turn right into the parking lot before reaching the stop sign. The building entrance is a little beyond the center of the lot, at the two round concrete planters. Enter the building, then go all the way across the lobby for our social hour & meeting room. We have a simple map at http://www.nittanymineral.org/EESBmap.jpg. For official campus maps see http://www.geog.psu.edu/print-campus-maps .

T-shirts in Galapagos Blue and Texas Orange NMS now has T-shirts in two new colors.


A station at our Minerals Junior Education Day
A station at our Minerals Junior Education Day


Celestine crystal cluster 2016: CELESTINE is under consideration for Pennsylvania State Mineral


Collecting in a quarry
Collecting crystals in a quarry


Five different posters
We have 2013 (and other) posters for sale!

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