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.
For early 2024, we are meeting at Boal Hall
(Boalsburg Fire Hall, 113 East Pine St., Boalsburg PA 16827).
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/gtHjdzUgXbN9b5J8A
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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Board of Directors Meetings are held as needed.
Please contact the President to verify time and location of a Board meeting for a particular month.


Regular Meetings: 2024

January 17: 30 Years of NMS: Past, Present, and Future, by David Glick and others

February 21: Coast to Coast: A 100 day Adventure, by Mike Canich

March 20: Geode Night, by Jeff Smith

April 17: A Geologist's Trip to Antarctica, by Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.

May 15: Pennsylvania Iron Slag: From Trash to (Potential) Treasure, by Dr. Maureen Feineman, Dr. Isabel Fendley, and Dr. Joshua Garber, Penn State Department of Geosciences

no meetings in June or July - see Special Events below

August 21: Show and Tell by the members and guests

September 18: Reconsidering the Ordovician, Ancient Landscapes, and the Elusively Enigmatic Juniata Formation in Central Pennsylvania, by Dr. Jesse D. Thornburg, Temple University

October 16: A presentation for NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY, by Dr. Chris Widga, Director, Penn State EMS Museum and Art Gallery.

November 20: Geology of the Colorado Plateau: Highlights of the Grand Staircase, by Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.

December 18 (tentative): Holiday Dinner at Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant


Special Events planned for 2024:

Minerals Junior Education Day Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Central PA Institute of Science & Technology, Pleasant Gap

Arbor Day celebration with other nature groups, Saturday, April 17 at Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden, Centre Hall, PA.

Caverns tour, May 25

Social dinner, Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant, State College, June 19

Annual Picnic






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