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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THANK YOU to all who participated in our
Minerals Junior Education Day on April 9.

Our annual picnic is planned for
4 p.m. Sunday, September 11.
See pages 1 & 2 of the August Bulletin.

See the schedule of Fall programs on our Calendar.

August 17th regular meeting:
Show and Tell

by NMS members and Guests

Our August meeting will be held Wednesday the 17th in Room 114 (large auditorium) as usual , first floor Earth & Engineering Sciences Building on the west side of the Penn State campus in State College, PA. Maps are available on our web site.
6:45 to 7:45 p.m.: Social hour, refreshments in the lobby
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!

The program topic for August will be Show and Tell, presented by anyone and everyone who would like to "show and tell" for 5 or 10 minutes or so. This is a great chance to bring in new specimens, lapidary work, books, photos, equipment, projects in progress, interesting contrasts and comparisons, anything you like which represents some area of interest in our hobby or science, and share it with others. You can speak about it as informally or formally as you'd like. Stories or questions on their own are fine, too. You can connect with other members who have similar interests, or awaken an interest or spark an idea in someone else. We've had many fun and interesting presentations in the past, and look forward to more this time around. -Editor


For more 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. 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 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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