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 2023, we are meeting at Boal Hall
(Boalsburg Fire Hall, 113 East Pine St., Boalsburg PA 16827).
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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 for a particular month.

Regular Meetings: 2023

January 18: Update on the Mars Rover, by Dr. Christopher House, Penn State

February 15: A New Stratigraphic Correlation Chart for Pennsylvania

March 15: Geode Night by Jeff Smith

April 19: How to study an Asteroid: Penn State's role in NASA's OSIRIS Rex Mission
by Dr. Allison Baczynski, Penn State Geosciences

May 17: Diamonds - the four Cs of diamond grading
- and - A new mineral museum
by Andrew Sicree, Ph.D.

(Kayla Irizarry's talk on Life in the Cambrian has been rescheduled to September)

no meetings in June or July

August 16:: Show and Tell by the members and guests

September 20: Life in the Cambrian: What controlled diversity in earth's earliest complex ecosystems? by Kayla Irizarry, Mark Patzkowsky, and Kimberly Lau, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

October 18: Field Excursions, by Dr. Charles E. Miller, Jr.

November 15: Applying Non-traditional stable isotopes to traditional Geological Problems, By Adam Ianno, Pennsylvania Geologic Survey

December 13: Holiday Dinner at Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant

Special Events planned for 2023:

Minerals Junior Education Day Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Central PA Institute of Science & Technology, Pleasant Gap

Annual Picnic Saturday, August 16, 2023

Caverns tour, Saturday, December 9, 2023


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

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